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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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Series cast summary:
Chris Conner ...  Poe 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Renée Elise Goldsberry ...  Quellcrist Falconer 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Joel Kinnaman ...  Takeshi Kovacs 10 episodes, 2018
James Purefoy ...  Laurens Bancroft 10 episodes, 2018
Martha Higareda ...  Kristin Ortega 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
Anthony Mackie ...  Takeshi Kovacs 8 episodes, 2019
Torben Liebrecht ...  Colonel Ivan Carrera 8 episodes, 2019
Simone Missick ...  Trepp 8 episodes, 2019
James Saito ...  Tanaseda Hideki 8 episodes, 2019
Dina Shihabi ...  Dig 301 8 episodes, 2019
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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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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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Joel Kinnaman and Kristin Lehman both starred in "The Killing". Tammoh Peniket was also in a couple of episodes. 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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