The Netflix Adaptation Of 'Altered Carbon' Gets Its First Full Trailer

Altered Carbon

Sci-fi stunner Altered Carbon releases full NSFW Netflix trailer

Netflix has released a new trailer for their upcoming series Altered Carbon, which is an adaptation of the cyberpunk novel of the same name by author Richard K. Morgan. The project is from writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel, Shutter Island) with a pilot shot by Emmy-winning director Miguel Sapochnik (who helmed the "Battle of the Bastards" episode of Game of Thrones).

The fast-paced, murder mystery combines explosive action with mind-boggling sci-fi concepts which could see the Netflix original become one of the most widely watched new shows this year.

Consciousness can be digitized, human bodies are interchangeable and death is no longer permanent... Now little more than a vessel, the bodies that carry us around are referred to, rather glibly, as sleeves.

The show revolves around character Takeshi Kovacs, an ex-Envoy soldier who is brought back into a "world he doesn't recognize" in order to solve the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft, the world's richest man. Joel Kinnaman's Kovacs, formerly a Japanese man whose consciousness has been (for now) downloaded to a tall Swede's body - it remains to be seen whether the series will cover his other bodies, using other actors.

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Now, to make sure we are properly foaming at the mouth come Friday, 2 February, Netflix has given us a seriously kick-ass new two-minute trailer... He was awesome in "House of Cards", and it looks like he's going to be awesome in this too.

Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-O) and Dichen Lachman (Agents of SHIELD) will feature in recurring roles. Bear in mind, it's pretty x-rated: good for fans of shirtless, slime-covered Joel Kinnaman, not great for the violence-adverse. Netflix has its very own cyberbunk television series, which begins streaming Friday, February 2nd.

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