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Altered Carbon 

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Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom.

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Laeta Kalogridis
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chris Conner ...  Poe 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Renée Elise Goldsberry ...  Quellcrist Falconer 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Joel Kinnaman ...  Takeshi Kovacs 10 episodes, 2018
James Purefoy ...  Laurens Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
Martha Higareda ...  Kristin Ortega 10 episodes, 2018
Dichen Lachman ...  Reileen Kawahara 10 episodes, 2018
Ato Essandoh ...  Vernon Elliot 10 episodes, 2018
Kristin Lehman ...  Miriam Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
Trieu Tran ...  Mr. Leung 10 episodes, 2018
Anthony Mackie ...  Takeshi Kovacs 8 episodes, 2019
Torben Liebrecht ...  Colonel Ivan Carrera 8 episodes, 2019
Simone Missick ...  Trepp 8 episodes, 2019
James Saito ...  Tanaseda Hideki 8 episodes, 2019
Dina Shihabi ...  Dig 301 8 episodes, 2019
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ALTERED CARBON is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness "re-sleeved" into new bodies. The story follows specially trained "Envoy" soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into a combat ready sleeve at the behest of Laurens Bancroft, a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth.

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No body lives forever.


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USA

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English | Spanish | Arabic | German

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Netflix)

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Trivia

Joel Kinnaman's physique was used as one of the focal points to market the show as it was getting a lot of attention in the media. Kinnaman underwent a dramatic physical transformation for the role to acquire an extremely bulked up and shredded physique with highly-defined six pack abs which he showed off in countless shirtless scenes. All stills, trailers and clips released for the show included multiple shots of Kinnaman's shirtless physique and Kinnaman spoke at length about his workout regime during every interview to promote the show. To further capitalize on Kinnaman's physique, on 21st February 2018, the show's social media accounts released a highly-shared promotional video titled "Cyber Hunks" that was a montage of all Kinnaman's shirtless scenes including close-up shots of his abs flexing as well as a nude shot. Kinnaman had previously stated that he had no objections to taking off his clothes and in-fact was extremely proud to show off his best ever physique. See more »

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Not without its flaws, but then nothing is.
18 February 2018 | by standardnrdSee all my reviews

Read through about a dozen reviews before posting this, and there is a lot of really picky hate going on. In a world full of really mediocre TV and film, I really don't understand this. This is a good show. Is it going to transcend your understanding of scifi? Depends on your diet so far, and what you expect a dramatisation to do, this is not a documentary, it likely won't blow your mind. However, this series entertained me. Probably as well as a matrix sequel, certainly more than a star trek movie. I would put this way above Cloverfield Paradox, on a par with Into the Badlands, above Star Trek Discovery, and under Westworld. Great setting and gorgeous cinematography, twisty enough gumshoe plot, believable protagonists, some worthy supporting characters (Chris Connor as Poe certainly stands out), and a decent if predictable conclusion. Worth 10 hours of your life? I don't feel cheated out of mine.


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