Altered Carbon featurette shows off the gritty, realistic fights
Ahead of the show’s premiere next week, Netflix has released a new featurette for Altered Carbon, their upcoming 10-episode TV adaptation of Richard Morgan’s 2002 cyberpunk novel. Check out the Altered Carbon featurette, highlighting the show’s intense fight sequences, in the player below and tune in when the show launches Friday, February 2 on Netflix!
Consciousness can be digitized, human bodies are interchangeable and death is no longer permanent… 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 (Suicide Squad‘s Joel Kinnaman) 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 Bancroftm (Hap and Leonard‘s James Purefoy), 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.
The series hails from writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel, Shutter Island) and Emmy-winning director Miguel Sapochnik (the “Battle of the Bastards” episode of Game of Thrones), and is produced by Skydance Television for Netflix.