Altered Carbon (2018– )
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Nora Inu 

As Kovacs reconnects with a figure from his past, his tangled history with the Protectorate, the Uprising and Quell plays out in flashbacks.


Andy Goddard


Richard Morgan (based on the novel by) (as Richard K. Morgan), Laeta Kalogridis (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Kinnaman ... Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy ... Laurens Bancroft
Martha Higareda ... Kristin Ortega
Chris Conner ... Poe
Dichen Lachman ... Reileen Kawahara
Ato Essandoh ... Vernon Elliot (credit only)
Kristin Lehman ... Miriam Bancroft (credit only)
Trieu Tran ... Mr. Leung
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Quellcrist Falconer
Will Yun Lee ... Stronghold Kovacs
Alika Autran ... Okulov
Daniel Bernhardt ... Jaeger
Teach Grant ... Jimmy DeSoto
Katie Stuart ... Vidaura
Garfield Wilson ... Gomez


As Kovacs reconnects with a figure from his past, his tangled history with the Protectorate, the Uprising and Quell plays out in flashbacks.

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"Jaeger" is German for "Hunter" See more »


Takeshi figures out that Rei can not remember what happened on the ship because she was backed up before the attack. Rei confirms this. Takeshi asks Rei how she could kill Quell. Rei responds by quoting what was said right before the ship exploded. See more »


[first lines]
Takeshi Kovacs: [narrating] The danger of living too many times: you forget to fear death. We dismiss the Grim Reaper as a quaint metaphor. But fearing death it's good for you.
[defibrillators charging, surging]
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Level Up! Altered Carbon Comes Back To Form!
4 February 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

Not gonna lie, Episode 6 was starting to lose us a little. The series went from bladerunner/wondrous to generic, post-apocalyptic death-matches. But with the return of someone from Kovacs's past, we learn about his induction into the host of the Envoys. In the process we are shown Harlan's World, the DHF central core, a Songspire, the childhood event that fuels Kovacs loyalty to his sister, and the fate of the Envoys.

Quell's perspective on sleeving is compelling, and part of what makes this story interesting. How would immortality affect the human psyche? Is death an equalizer that, when stripped away, dehumanizes us?

This series is best when examining the questions its tech raises and the humanity behind its history. Nora Inu provides some entertaining character drama and beautiful imagery. Will Yun Lee is wonderful as O. G. Kovacs. This episode is a level up!

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Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)| Dolby Atmos (Netflix)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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