Netflix releases new trailer for 'Altered Carbon,' shows drawback of immortality

'Altered Carbon' Trailer: Netflix Unveils First Look, Posters For Cyberpunk Series

The Netflix Adaptation Of 'Altered Carbon' Gets Its First Full Trailer

He was awesome in "House of Cards", and it looks like he's going to be awesome in this too. Miguel Spochnik, who directed the "Battle of the Bastards" episode of Game of Thrones, directed at least the first episode and the show is run/written by Shutter Island scribe Laeta Kalogridis, so there's a lot of potential here. The show also released creepy first look images as part of their Consumer Electronics Show 2018 promotion. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent.

Sorta like Sleeper without the laughs, the series, based on Richard K. Morgan's classic cyberpunk noir novel, Altered Carbon is described by Netflix as "an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future". Now little more than a vessel, the bodies that carry us around are referred to, rather glibly, as sleeves.

Takeshi Kovacs (played by both Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee) is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. The man who brought him back, aristocrat Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), has done so in order for Kovacs to solve his own murder - a plot point which has been the denouement of numerous teasing clips that Netflix has released so far. The series will arrive for Netflix subscribers around the world on February 2; you can find its show page here.

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Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-O) and Dichen Lachman (Agents of SHIELD) will feature in recurring roles. Bear in mind, it's pretty x-rated: good for fans of shirtless, slime-covered Joel Kinnaman, not great for the violence-adverse.

"Your body is not who you are", an unironically disembodied voice begins in the "NSFW" trailer released this week.

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