Today Netflix has debuted a new featurette 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 featurette for Altered Carbon focuses on introducing the audience to the world of the series. It breaks apart the premise of the show, where we look back into the world and see how society and technology has reached the point where people are able to prolong their lives by switching their consciousness into new bodies. There is a definite moral debate as to whether or not people should live forever and who gets the privilege of living forever.
We also get a deeper look into the character of Takeshi Kovacs, an ex-Envoy soldier. 250 years prior to the events of the series, The Envoy and the uprising that had occurred stems from the group’s desire to end immortality. However, the Envoy eventually lose the war that they are trying to wage against the Protectorate. Birth Kovacs (Will Yun Lee) then gets put on ice until he is brought back to investigate Laurens Bancroft’s murder.
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 featurette below and let us know your thoughts.