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WATCH: Netflix go full cyberpunk with jaw-dropping trailer for Altered Carbon

January 11th, 2018 by Dicky Comments

Woah, Netflix just took cyberpunk sci-fi noir to a whole new level with the new trailer for sci-fi series Altered Carbon.

Based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel (the first of three we believe), this looks like everything you could possibly want in a live action sci-fi show: it has stunning visuals, interesting plot and plenty of characters… hopefully it’s able to bring the content to match the style (which owes a lot to Blade Runner, let’s be honest).

Check the trailer out below and mark your diaries, gang.

When human consciousness can be stored on digital implants (called “stacks”) which allow the mega-rich to continually upgrade their bodies (dubbed “sleeves”) and essentially live forever. The story follows an elite soldier named Takeshi Kovacs. This is him below during a flashback scene (where he’s initially played by Will Yun Lee) along with his sister Reileen Kawahara (Dichen Lachman). They were killers for hire who became revolutionaries.

Kovacs is imprisoned, his conscious stored away, and then awoken centuries later in a different body. He’s now played by Joel Kinnaman (The Killing). Kovacs’ freedom was arranged by a wealthy mogul, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), who offers Kovacs a pardon for his crimes if he can solve a “murder” — Bancroft’s own, as somebody killed his previous sleeve.

Kovacs was trained by Quell (Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry), the leader of the Envoys — elite interstellar warriors, trained in the ways of intuition, combat, and survival The release of Kovacs catches the interest of Kristin Ortega (Martha Higareda), a detective with a complicated past.

The full series will be released on Friday, February 2nd, 2017.

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