In Altered Carbon, the rich can live forever by swapping consciousness from one body to another.
Set 500 years into the future, science has discovered the ability to digitize your consciousness and transfer into another body. These ready-made blank bodies have been given the nickname, “sleeves”.
But this process is only available to the rich and even then, not everyone agrees with the practice as it allows you to effectively live forever. Are the complainers just jealous?
Takeshi Kovacs was an interstellar soldier who was defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was digitised and put into storage for centuries until awoken by the very rich Laurens Bancroft.
Bancroft gives offers Kovacs the chance to live again in a new body as long as he accepts the task at hand…to solve the murder of Bancroft.
Altered Carbon is apparently Netflix’s most expensive production to date and it certainly shows from this impressive first trailer.
Altered Carbon will be available to stream from 2nd February next year.
Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned, “on ice”, for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder … that of Bancroft himself. The series is produced by Skydance Television for Netflix