First Look at Altered Carbon, Netflix's Expensive Cyberpunk Series
All images via Reddit
Netflix is currently developing Altered Carbon, a 10-episode cyberpunk series based on Richard K. Morgan's bestselling novel, and it's one of the most expensive shows the streaming service ever produced.
Now, several gifs have been shared on Reddit, and although not confirmed by Netflix, the details in the images match the setting of the novel. The images reveal various businesses in Bay City circa 2384, matching the location and (approximate) date the book takes place. The Redditor who posted it was intriguing as the 2-week-old account only posted Altered Carbon hints, and goes by the name Last Evoy (a clear reference to the novel's main character, one of the few remaining ex-Envoy soldiers.
The images show the Snokes N Vapr shop, Skin Jobs Dive Bar, and a noodle joint.
Check them out:
As you can see, they have the Blade Runner-esque cyberpunk grit.
Netflix hasn't announced an official release date for Altered Carbon yet but it's expected to premiere in 2018. The series is said to be one of the most expensive shows Netflix has produced, at $6-7 million per episode. It's being produced and written by Avatar co-writer Laeta Koligridis. This is a good sign that the company is investing a lot of money on quality cyberpunk stories, and I'm sure it's going to be worth it.
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