New 'Altered Carbon' Trailer Further Reveals Violent Netflix Sci-Fi Series

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Society has been transformed by new technology: "consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent".

The promo, released Thursday, offers an in-depth look at the dystopian future in which Kinnaman's Takeshi Kovacs is reanimated after a 250-year period on ice.

Based on Richard K. Morgan's celebrated cyberpunk novel of the same name, Altered Carbon looks to be one of Netflix's more promising - if not visually stunning - contributions to 2018's already over-stuffed slate of new shows. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve Bancroft's own murder. With a script by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Bionic Woman, and unfortunately Avatar and Terminator Genesys), the good far outweighs, and I have faith enough in Netflix, Kinnaman and Sapochnik to put this on my must-see list. They're just cranking out great content after great content piece. His new "sleeve", as host bodies are called in the world of Altered Carbon, has been sponsored by the richest man on Earth, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy).

Who is in the cast of Altered Carbon?

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Body-hopping soldier Takeshi Kovacs is played by two actors - Joel Kinnaman, from Suicide Squad and The Killing, and Will Yun Lee, from The Wolverine.

What do you think of the Altered Carbon trailer?

The impressive trailer for Altered Carbon dropped yesterday and sets the tone for the tech noir series. Set to premiere on February 2, the series takes place in the future, and its primarily backed by the concept that a human's conscious can be transferred from body-to-body, belittling the human figure to that of a snake skin, something that can be shed at will, but only if one can afford the transplant procedure. The series' first season will release in its entirety on Netflix on February 2.

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