Altered Carbon to debut on Netflix
Based on the award-winning cyberpunk noir novel by Richard 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 a new technology: mind uploading. Human consciousness can be digitised; bodies are interchangeable and death is no longer permanent.
Takeshi Kovacs is the lone survivor in a group of elite UN soldiers who were defeated in a rebellion against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned, on ice – until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs must solve a murder... that of Bancroft himself.
The first season of Altered Carbon will consist of ten episodes, and premieres on Netflix on Friday 2nd February 2018.