Today Netflix has debuted a new teaser for their upcoming cyberpunk mystery series Altered Carbon. The series is an adaptation of Richard Morgan’s cyberpunk novel. It will consist of 10 episodes.
The teaser for Altered Carbon lays out the story from Laurens Bancroft’s perspective as he tells us about how he had managed to live past 300 years of age until his murder. You get an amazing glance at the visuals as well as the basic world building for the series.
The idea of the rich elite being able to live on through other people’s bodies is not a new concept in science fiction. We’ve seen that concept pop up over the past few years in shows like Dollhouse and movies like In Time. I’ll be curious to see how receptive the audience will be with this concept upon viewing given the general familiarity of the plot.
The official synopsis for the series is below:
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. Make sure you check out the teaser below and let us know your thoughts.