The veil has been lifted on Netflix’s new seminal cyberpunk thriller Altered Carbon.
This lavish adaption of Richard K. Morgan’s beloved book series looks like a mix of The Punisher and Blade Runner. It’s also rumored to be the most expensive show the streaming service has ever made.
Set 500 years in the future, the 10-part series takes place in a world where human consciousnesses can be stored digitally—allowing the wealthy to live forever as they re-download themselves into new bodies. The story follows a revolutionary-turned-P.I. named Kovacs, played by both Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine) and Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad), who finds himself uploaded into the “stacks” and downloaded into a new body against his will centuries later to solve the murder of the former body of a billionaire.
Think of it like Blade Runner crossed with a noir gumshoe detective. Hopefully, this is Joel Kinnaman’s big break.
Altered Carbon begins on Netflix February 2, 2018.
Check out the trailer below: