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 the body of a disgraced cop 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.
Altered Carbon is an American television series created by Laeta Kalogridis and based on the 2002 novel of the same title by English author Richard K. Morgan. The first season consists of ten episodes and premiered on February 2, 2018, and is currently streaming on Netflix.
Starring: Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy as Laurens Bancroft
Martha Higareda as Kristin Ortega
Chris Conner as Edgar Poe
Dichen Lachman as Reileen Kawahara
Ato Essandoh as Vernon Elliot
Kristin Lehman as Miriam Bancroft
Trieu Tran as Mister Leung
Renée Elise Goldsberry as Quellcrist Falconer
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