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Altered Carbon 

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Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom.

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Laeta Kalogridis
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chris Conner ...  Poe 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Renée Elise Goldsberry ...  Quellcrist Falconer 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Joel Kinnaman ...  Takeshi Kovacs 10 episodes, 2018
James Purefoy ...  Laurens Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
Martha Higareda ...  Kristin Ortega 10 episodes, 2018
Dichen Lachman ...  Reileen Kawahara 10 episodes, 2018
Ato Essandoh ...  Vernon Elliot 10 episodes, 2018
Kristin Lehman ...  Miriam Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
Trieu Tran ...  Mr. Leung 10 episodes, 2018
Anthony Mackie ...  Takeshi Kovacs 8 episodes, 2020
Torben Liebrecht ...  Colonel Ivan Carrera 8 episodes, 2020
Lela Loren ...  Danica Harlan 8 episodes, 2020
Simone Missick ...  Trepp 8 episodes, 2020
James Saito ...  Tanaseda Hideki 8 episodes, 2020
Dina Shihabi ...  Dig 301 8 episodes, 2020
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Storyline

ALTERED CARBON is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness "re-sleeved" into new bodies. The story follows specially trained "Envoy" soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into a combat ready sleeve at the behest of Laurens Bancroft, a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth.

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No body lives forever.


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English | Spanish | Arabic | German

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Netflix)

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2.00 : 1
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Joel Kinnaman's character, Takeshi Kovacs, wakes up inside a physically different biologically enhanced 'sleeve' similar to how his character is effectively 're-sleeved' as Robocop, which has been cybernetically enhanced. Both characters struggle to reconcile their previous identities within their new physical forms. See more »

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The Critics are Lazy and didn't Watch The Show
4 February 2018 | by magilausSee all my reviews

Every bad review I have read on this the reviewer admits that they didn't watch the whole season. Well if a professional reviewer admits they didn't bother to watch the whole thing that means they are lying and saying they watched twice as many episodes as they actually saw, and they didn't pay attention to the episodes they watched. This show is a blockbuster. The best Sci Fi I have seen since the original Blade Runner. It deals in real science and real possibility not immortal zombies suffering from a magical virus that raises the dead. The fiction here is not unelievable science, but a reasonable extrapolation of the moral consequences of this kind of technology and an extension of our current obsession with giving godlike wealth to a bunch of idiots and then allowing them to rape pillage and destroy the rest of humanity just for fun.


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