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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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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Joel Kinnaman ...  Takeshi Kovacs 10 episodes, 2018
James Purefoy ...  Laurens Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
Martha Higareda ...  Kristin Ortega 10 episodes, 2018
Chris Conner ...  Poe 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
Renée Elise Goldsberry ...  Quellcrist Falconer 10 episodes, 2018
Hiro Kanagawa ...  Captain Tanaka 7 episodes, 2018
Will Yun Lee ...  Stronghold Kovacs 7 episodes, 2018
Waleed Zuaiter ...  Samir Abboud 6 episodes, 2018
Adam Busch ...  Mickey 6 episodes, 2018
Marlene Forte ...  Alazne Ortega 6 episodes, 2018
Hayley Law ...  Lizzie Elliot 6 episodes, 2018
Antonio Marziale ...  Isaac Bancroft 6 episodes, 2018
Zahf Paroo ...  Curtis 6 episodes, 2018
Tamara Taylor ...  Oumou Prescott 5 episodes, 2018
Fiona Vroom ...  Sandy Kim 5 episodes, 2018
Lisa Chandler ...  Mary Lou Henchy 5 episodes, 2018
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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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USA

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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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Trivia

To correct his pectus excavatum condition, Kinnaman's chest had two metal bars inserted through his ribs and into his chest. The bars were then shaped and expanded in such a way that they pushed his chest out, and then were affixed to his ribs to keep them in place. Joel was still fitted with these metal braces while filming this series. See more »

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Whatever you think this series is, you are wrong.
3 February 2018 | by alexkaamSee all my reviews

Altered Carbon, funny name for a TV-series, i know. I never read the book, i just stumbled across this series when Netflix so kindly, and rightly recommended it to me.

I was spellbound form the first minute. I watched all 10 episodes in a row and oh, i was overwhelmed with emotion, happiness, tears (i haven't shed a tear for televised entertainment since i saw "the little mermaid" when i was 6).

The story is beautifully done, you are sucked into a world so real, so vibrant, you believe every concept they throw at you. The fighting (of which there is plenty) is well done, believable, crisp. The special effects, grand and overwhelming.

I never review anything, but this series, you are really missing out, please watch it 10/10


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