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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Learn more about the early career of "Altered Carbon" star Joel Kinnaman and check out images from Season 1 of the cyberpunk series.

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Series cast summary:
...  Takeshi Kovacs 10 episodes, 2018
...  Laurens Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
...  Kristin Ortega 10 episodes, 2018
...  Poe 10 episodes, 2018
...  Reileen Kawahara 10 episodes, 2018
...  Vernon Elliot 10 episodes, 2018
...  Miriam Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
...  Mr. Leung 10 episodes, 2018
...  Quellcrist Falconer 10 episodes, 2018
...  Captain Tanaka 7 episodes, 2018
...  Stronghold Kovacs 7 episodes, 2018
...  Samir Abboud 6 episodes, 2018
...  Mickey 6 episodes, 2018
...  Alazne Ortega 6 episodes, 2018
...  Lizzie Elliot 6 episodes, 2018
...  Isaac Bancroft 6 episodes, 2018
...  Curtis 6 episodes, 2018
...  Oumou Prescott 5 episodes, 2018
...  Sandy Kim 5 episodes, 2018
...  Mary Lou Henchy 5 episodes, 2018
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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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Altered Carbon: Das Unsterblichkeitsprogramm  »

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Joel Kinnaman's physique was used as one of the focal points to market the show as it was getting a lot of attention in the media. Kinnaman underwent a dramatic physical transformation for the role to acquire an extremely bulked up and shredded physique with highly-defined six pack abs which he showed off in countless shirtless scenes. All stills, trailers and clips released for the show included multiple shots of Kinnaman's shirtless physique and Kinnaman spoke at length about his workout regime during every interview to promote the show. To further capitalize on Kinnaman's physique, on 21st February 2018, the show's social media accounts released a highly-shared promotional video titled "Cyber Hunks" that was a montage of all Kinnaman's shirtless scenes including close-up shots of his abs flexing as well as a nude shot. Kinnaman had previously stated that he had no objections to taking off his clothes and in-fact was extremely proud to show off his best ever physique. See more »

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Great visuals against generic average-at-best story
6 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

I haven't read the source material and was attracted by the movie-grade special effects of the show. Unfortunately, once you get past the visuals and the actions scenes there isn't much left to give you value. The characters seem undeveloped, dialogue is rather weak, story is generic crime giving you nothing new, way behind classic cyberpunks and it unfolds rather slowly. Nothing though proviking even for a second. I read another user's review that he couldn'tmake it past the the second episode but to be fair it was hard to make it through it. I keep thinking that if I were a teen I would probably like it very much but it is not the case.


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