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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2020   2018  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Chris Conner ...  Poe 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Renée Elise Goldsberry ...  Quellcrist Falconer 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Dichen Lachman ...  Reileen Kawahara 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Will Yun Lee ...  Stronghold Kovacs / ... 7 episodes, 2018-2020
Martha Higareda ...  Kristin Ortega 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Ato Essandoh ...  Vernon Elliot 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Joel Kinnaman ...  Takeshi Kovacs / ... 10 episodes, 2018-2020
James Purefoy ...  Laurens Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
Kristin Lehman ...  Miriam Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
Trieu Tran ...  Mr. Leung 10 episodes, 2018
Hayley Law ...  Lizzie Elliot 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Anthony Mackie ...  Takeshi Kovacs 8 episodes, 2020
Lela Loren ...  Danica Harlan 8 episodes, 2020
Simone Missick ...  Trepp 8 episodes, 2020
Dina Shihabi ...  Dig 301 8 episodes, 2020
Torben Liebrecht ...  Colonel Ivan Carrera 8 episodes, 2020
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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. See more »


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Visual effects supervisor Everett Burrell told The Hollywood Reporter that putting the nude fight scene between Rei and Ortega was a really difficult sequence to choreograph and film "obviously because of the situation the actors were in, not having clothes on." He said "That's a tough scene to navigate around, keeping it cool and action-oriented while also not revealing too much. We don't want to get an X rating. That was a challenge, keeping it amazingly well choreographed while also being prudent about the nudity." See more »

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In the opening credits of season 2, it says 'based on the book by Richard K Morgan', and the only other clue to hang this on is that the production is called Altered Carbon; however, season 2 is actually based on an amalgam of the books entitled Broken Angels and Woken Furies, respectively, and does not cover any material described in the book entitled Altered Carbon. See more »

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Referenced in The Chronic Rift: In Review - February 2018 (2018) See more »

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Worse than the first
28 February 2020 | by ss_michealSee all my reviews

I dropped my rating from a 9 for season 1 to a 6 for season 2. The story is quite weak compared to season 1 and the acting is notably worse. The fight scenes are boarderline amature at best. The only redeeming character is Poe, he's great.


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2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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