Netflix has released the first look at its upcoming cyberpunk series, Altered Carbon. The series is inspired by Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 noir science fiction novel and will premiere on February 2nd, 2018.
The series takes places centuries into the future where people, usually the rich and famous, to avoid death by digitially copying their memories and personalities into a “cortical stack” and implant them into new bodies called a sleeve. The plot of the show follows the story of a dead soldier named Takeshi Kovacs who was downloaded and brought back to life after being stored for centuries to investigate a murder — his own. Kovacs was hired by Laurens Bancroft, Earth’s wealthiest man to track down the killer of Kovac’s previous body.
Broken Angels and Woken Furies are sequels to the original novel giving Netflix potential to expand the series.
Watch the teaser for Altered Carbon below.