Netflix's Altered Carbon — Featurette: 'Building the World'


added: Tue, Dec 19th '17

Get a better understanding of how the world works in Netflix's new sci-fi series "Altered Carbon." A world where people, with enough money, can digitalize their consciences and transfer them into new human bodies, essentially making death a mere inconvenience than a permanent state.

In the newly released featurette for the highly ambitious Netflix actionthriller, which is based on Richard K. Morgan's 2002 cyberpunk bestseller, we get to see that actors Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) and Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine) are basically playing the same person: Takeshi Kovacs is an elite rebel soldier (Lee) who was against the new technology and was "put on ice" during the rebellion but is now resurrected many years later into a new body (Kinnaman) by the world's wealthiest man, Laurens Bancroft (played by The Following's James Purefoy), who wants him to solve his own murder. Confused? Yeah, watch the video. It helps. Kinda.

Written and created by Laeta Kalogridis (screenwriter of "Shutter Island" and the upcoming "Alita: Battle Angel"), "Altered Carbon" is set to premiere February 2nd on Netflix.

Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned -- on ice -- for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder … that of Bancroft himself.


directed by   Miguel Sapochnik (pilot)

starring   Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Dichen Lachman, Tamara Taylor, Ato Essandoh, Hiro Kanagawa, Adam Busch, Kristin Lehman, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Martha Higareda, Hayley Law, Will Yun Lee

release date   February 2, 2018 (on Netflix)

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