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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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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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2.00 : 1
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The museum where Kovacs sees Quell is an actual museum in Vancouver, BC. It is the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology. See more »

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Nearly prestige
13 February 2018 | by drael64See all my reviews

This is a great show. The acting isn't incredible, but its competent. The writing isn't Shakespeare but its emotionally compelling enough. The plotting isn't quite westworld - but the plotting is compelling woven.

It's sexy, noir, atmospheric, cyberpunk, a little disturbing. The characters are enjoyable.

I gave it an 8, because its a great show, that you will happily binge watch and tell your friends about, and it even has a philosophical point. I might have given a 9 if the dialogue and acting where a little better - but this is holding the show to a high standard - it beats the heck out of star trek discovery and a large chunk of everything on TV.

Props to production team, the writers, great stuff.


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