Learn The History of Immortality in Altered Carbon featurette
With the series set to premiere this Friday on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new featurette for Altered Carbon offering an explanation for the show’s science of “Immortality.” Featuring a narration by Neil deGrasse Tyson and cameos from the likes of musician Steve Aoki and author Richard Morgan, who penned the novel that the series is based on, you can check it out in the player below!
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.