This past weekend, Netflix released a new teaser trailer for Altered Carbon, their upcoming cyberpunk series based on author Richard Morgan‘s book of the same name.
The show is set in the 24th century, when the richest man on multiple planets hires someone to find out who murdered him. It’s created by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Alita: Battle Angel), and stars Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kristin Lehman, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, and Leonardo Nam.
Continue below for an official synopsis and to check out the new trailer.
Based on the award-winning novel, Altered Carbon takes place in a future where the human mind can now be digitized and downloaded into a “cortical stack” and placed into new bodies, called sleeves.
The series follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is brought back to life centuries later to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth. As the investigation progresses, Kovacs comes to learn that his past isn’t nearly as buried as he thought.
If you missed it, be sure to also click right here to check out the first teaser trailer released.
All episodes of the first season of Altered Carbon are set to arrive on Netflix on February 2, 2018.
In the future, human minds are digitized and downloaded from body to body. Last night, the wealthiest man on Earth, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) was murdered. To investigate his death, he brings back ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) and in exchange, Bancroft offers Kovacs the chance to live again.
The series debuts exclusively on Netflix February 2nd, 2018.
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