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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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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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2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Joel Kinnaman revealed that all his life he had suffered from a congenital deformity known as Pectus Excavatum which produces a sunken or caved in appearance of the chest and consequently he had always felt very embarrassed to take his shirt off for films or TV. Just before he got the lead role in this show, Kinnaman went through a surgery to repair his chest to lift it outwards to have proper normal shape. Combining that with his physical transformation for the role to achieve his best ever physical shape, he said he was incredibly proud to show off his new body in the show in numerous lengthy shirtless scenes. He said he was shirtless "all the time" and appears shirtless or partially nude in almost every single episode. He said, after getting in great shape, he had no objections to taking off his clothes as many times as the show-makers wanted. See more »

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Altered Carbon is flawed, but it's also fantastic.
2 February 2018 | by ahmetkozanSee all my reviews

The cast, acting, music, cgi we're spot on. The ambiance and give it a really unique feel almost like blade runner. I read the book a few months ago and i'm really glad they didn't sell out and followed the book so closely, the small details are what really makes it. I can't speak highly enough of this show great book adaptation easy. I like the series in general. 8/10


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