First trailer and images for Netflix's cyberpunk sci-fi Altered Carbon


Though fan outcry pushed the streaming service to commit to a one-off, two-hour finale for the Wachowskis' series, the cancellation still left a sci-fi sized hole in the company's programming going forward.

Altered Carbon hits Netflix February 2, 2018.

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"Centuries ago, mankind found a way to transfer consciousness into a new body, making death a mere inconvenience", a soothing voice intones, as images of bodies with horizontal slits carved elegantly into the napes of their neck stand against glowing white backdrops. Per the official logline, the dystopian series "is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future".

The series follows a solider named Takeshi Kovacs, played by Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine) and Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad), who is the last survivor of an elite group of interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order.

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Enter Miguel Sapochnik, director of Game of Thrones' best ever episode - "Hardhome" - and enter Richard Morgan's Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel Altered Carbon. Earth's wealthiest man, Laurens Bancroft (Antonio Marziale) hires him for an unusual task: someone murdered Bancroft's previous body, and the new version wants Kovacs to track down the killer.

Set in the dystopian world, where human personalities can be stored digitally and downloaded into new bodies, the series tracks the hardboiled adventures of Takeshi Kovacs, a former United Nations elite soldier.

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The firs trailer for Altered Carbon is now available for your viewing pleasure. Canadian outlet The Province reported that Netflix moved into a state-of-the-art studio in British Columbia that could accommodate hundreds of staff, and Gizmodo wrote that per-episode spending could end up in the millions. The show is reportedly Netflix's most expensive series to date and this new trailer definitely has my attention.