I know we've already seen a great trailer for Netflix's upcoming cyberpunk sci-fi series Altered Carbon, but today we have a new promo spot that you've gotta see! It's a shorter promo but it packs quite a punch! It's filled with a lot of new thrilling and cool new footage that shows you just how crazy and big the scale of this series is going to be.
Altered Carbon is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel, which is set 500 years in the future, and here's a description of the story that was released:
When human consciousness can be stored on digital implants (called “stacks”) which allow the mega-rich to continually upgrade their bodies (dubbed “sleeves”) and essentially live forever. The story follows an elite soldier named Takeshi Kovacs. This is him below during a flashback scene (where he’s initially played by Will Yun Lee) along with his sister Reileen Kawahara (Dichen Lachman). They were killers for hire who became revolutionaries.
Kovacs is imprisoned, his conscious stored away, and then awoken centuries later in a different body. He’s now played by Joel Kinnaman (The Killing). Kovacs’ freedom was arranged by a wealthy mogul, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), who offers Kovacs a pardon for his crimes if he can solve a “murder” — Bancroft’s own, as somebody killed his previous sleeve.
Kovacs was trained by Quell (Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry), the leader of the Envoys — elite interstellar warriors, trained in the ways of intuition, combat, and survival The release of Kovacs catches the interest of Kristin Ortega (Martha Higareda), a detective with a complicated past.
The series comes from writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel, Shutter Island) with a pilot shot by director Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed the “Battle of the Bastards” episode of Game of Thrones.
The series is said to be the biggest budgeted series for Netflix yet and it will be released on Friday, February 2nd.