First Trailer For Netflix's Altered Carbon Imagines A Dark Future That Doesn't Fear Death

Video: After a week of hints and teasers, Netflix has lifted the lid on its lavish adaptation of Richard K. Morgan's seminal cyberpunk thriller Altered Carbon, and so far it's looking worthy of its oft-rumoured title as one of the most expensive shows the streaming service has ever made.

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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. Check out the full trailer below, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:

Altered Carbon begins on Netflix 2 February 2018. Head on over to the link below to see a few more images from the series.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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    So, basically Soma or a re-imagining of The 6th Day?

    I'm so excited for this. I love the book.
    I'm sure it'll be different and they'll leave out or change some of the things I love about the book, but I'm still down.

    I'm so down for this, read the trilogy. Cyberpunk is my thanggggggg.

      And Morgan writes top class Cyberpunk.

      Takeshi Kovacs is an excellent protagonist, though calling him a PI is stretching things a little.

    This looks like it's borrowed heavily from the excellent RPG Eclipse Phase. The pdfs for the rule books are free and are some of the best realistic sci-fi I've come across.

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