Netflix's "Altered Carbon" Is The Upcoming Sci-Fi Series To Watch

Altered Carbon Joel Kinnaman Netflix

In case you hadn't noticed the dearth of good science fiction television these days, some of us are feeling desperate. While Netflix has a number of great series, they are still lacking something in the realm of science fiction.

Based on Richard K. Morgan's 2002 award-winning cyberpunk novel, Altered Carbon is set hundreds of years in the future when the super rich can repeatedly trade out their bodies (called "sleeves") to live forever. Besides Kinnaman, the cast includes James Purefoy (The Following), Martha Higareda (Royal Pains, McFarland, USA), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine, True Blood), Dichen Lachman (Agents of Shield, Shameless). Laeta Kalogridis serves as executive producer and creator of Altered Carbon.

"Centuries ago, mankind discovered a way to transfer consciousness into a new body making death a mere inconvenience", says the commercial. His mind was imprisoned, "on ice", for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again.

Netflix recently released the number of series and movies that have left the platform this month along with the handful of newcomers to get excited for.

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The chairman of selectors also said he was feeling unfortunate to sideline the chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav for the Test series. The four pacers - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav are automatic picks.

I typically don't watch a lot of sci-fi shows or movies, with a few exceptions, but Altered Carbon looks like I'll have to add it to my watch list as soon as it comes to Netflix on February 2.

Police deemed it a suicide, however Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and enlists Kovacs to find out the truth. It's futuristic, twisted, and it's a show that could dominate much of the discussion when it is released.

Either way, the new series certainly fits with the Netflix ethos of investing more and more in its original programming as competing streaming services crop up and further splinter rights to existing film and TV. We hope it gets all of the support and attention that it deserves.

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