Altered Carbon (Netflix)

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Television
Running Time:  60 min.
Netflix: February 2, 2018

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Cast: Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Will Yun Lee, Dichen Lachman

Synopsis

In the far distant future, humans can have eternal life by having their memories, consciousness and personality stored and years later, implanted into a new body.

After being "down" (a.k.a. dead) for 250 years, Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is inserted into a body that comes with highly specialized military skills and knowledge. He's been requested by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), a highly influential aristocrat who was recently killed and has already been placed into another body. Without access to his memories, which were uploaded hours before his death, he has no idea who killed him and why, but would very much like to find out before others are killed.

When the police rule his death a suicide, Bancroft, who is convinced he was murdered, wants Kovacs to find out the truth.

Based on the 2002 science fiction novel of the same name by Richard Morgan.

Director: Nick Hurran, Miguel Sapochnik, Alex Graves, Andy Goddard, Uta Briesewitz, Peter Hoar
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, John G. Lenic
Screenplay: David H. Goodman, Brian Nelson, Steve Blackman, Laeta Kalogridis
Official Site: netflix.com/alteredcarbon

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