Richard K Morgan’s classic cyberpunk book Altered Carbon picked up by Netflix

January 23rd, 2016 by Jonathan Snelling Comments

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Netflix has just picked up the rights to make yet another series in its long list of original programming. The 2002 award winning novel, Altered Carbon, written by Richard Morgan, is to be turned into a 10 episode series for the streaming service.

“Altered Carbon is set in the 25th century, where humans live all across the universe and consciousness can be transferred from body to body, making death a thing of the past. It follows a centuries old soldier who is “resleeved” (their word for transferring consciousness) into the body of a police officer and must then explore a huge conspiracy.”

The series is to be written and executive produced by Avatar and Terminator Genisys co-writer Laeta Kalogridis. Upon talking about the book when she first obtained the rights she explained that; “Altered Carbon is one of the most seminal pieces of post-cyberpunk hard science fiction out there… [It is a] dark, complex noir story that challenges our ideas of what it means to be human.”

It’s not a rare feat to see a novel, or set of novels, become a film or TV series. Last year A Series of Unfortunate Events was confirmed as new Netflix series. This story also has all the hallmarks to deserve the binge treatment. It’s just a shame it will be 10 episodes long.

Source: i09

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My name is Jonathan Snelling. I’ve been a movie fan for a long time now and last year completed a degree in Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. It’s hard to choose a favourite film but I’ve always been a major fan of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. I’m really interested to see how Ben Affleck does in Dawn of Justice as it's set to be an incredible film. I’m usually willing to see any genre but naturally some more so than others.