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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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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Was originally going to be adapted as a film, but. the original book's 26th century universe was too dense to be contained into two hours. See more »

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Nearly prestige
13 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

This is a great show. The acting isn't incredible, but its competent. The writing isn't Shakespeare but its emotionally compelling enough. The plotting isn't quite westworld - but the plotting is compelling woven.

It's sexy, noir, atmospheric, cyberpunk, a little disturbing. The characters are enjoyable.

I gave it an 8, because its a great show, that you will happily binge watch and tell your friends about, and it even has a philosophical point. I might have given a 9 if the dialogue and acting where a little better - but this is holding the show to a high standard - it beats the heck out of star trek discovery and a large chunk of everything on TV.

Props to production team, the writers, great stuff.


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