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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, 2018-2020
Renée Elise Goldsberry ...  Quellcrist Falconer 18 episodes, 2018-2020
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, 2020
Torben Liebrecht ...  Colonel Ivan Carrera 8 episodes, 2020
Lela Loren ...  Danica Harlan 8 episodes, 2020
Simone Missick ...  Trepp 8 episodes, 2020
James Saito ...  Tanaseda Hideki 8 episodes, 2020
Dina Shihabi ...  Dig 301 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.


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2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Dichen Lachman, Hiro Kanagawa, Teach Grant, Jojo Ahenkorah and Katie Stewart all starred together in The 100. See more »

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Faithful Adaptation
2 February 2018 | by Boreas74See all my reviews

I've only watched the first two episodes so far but this is a good adaptation of the novel. It captures the spirit and atmosphere of the book and paints a convincing, if somewhat bleak, vision of the future.

In general I prefer more positive sci-fi but this show manages to give us characters we can care about, and characters we can hate :). The central locked room murder mystery will keep audiences engaged too and there are enough hints of the wider political and religious issues in this universe to make for interesting world building.


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