Just a few days after Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming sci-fi series, Altered Carbon, the streaming giant has released a new promo spot featuring thrilling new footage that will surely please cyberpunk enthusiasts like me. The 32-second clip was shared on the show's official page, and it shows a diverse cast of characters immersed in a wonderful cyberpunk world. It's definitely one of the most visually-stunning series we've seen from Netflix. Watch it here:
'Here's the official description of the series that was released:
When human consciousness can be stored on digital implants (called "stacks") which allow the mega-rich to continually upgrade their bodies (dubbed "sleeves") and essentially live forever. The story follows an elite soldier named Takeshi Kovacs. This is him below during a flashback scene (where he's initially played by Will Yun Lee) along with his sister Reileen Kawahara (Dichen Lachman). They were killers for hire who became revolutionaries.
Kovacs is imprisoned, his conscious stored away, and then awoken centuries later in a different body. He's now played by Joel Kinnaman (
). Kovacs' freedom was arranged by a wealthy mogul, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), who offers Kovacs a pardon for his crimes if he can solve a "murder" — Bancroft's own, as somebody killed his previous sleeve.
Kovacs was trained by Quell (
star Renee Elise Goldsberry), the leader of the Envoys — elite interstellar warriors, trained in the ways of intuition, combat, and survival The release of Kovacs catches the interest of Kristin Ortega (Martha Higareda), a detective with a complicated past.
Netflix's Altered Carbon comes from writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island, Alita: Battle Angel), and the pilot episode was shot by Miguel Sapochnik, who directed the Battle of the Bastards episode of Game of Thrones.
Altered Carbon stars Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad), Kristin Lehman (The Killing), Chris Connor (Walk of Shame), Antonio Marziale (The Gay and Wonderful Life of Caleb Gallo), Hiro Kanagawa (Caprica), and James Purefoy (The Following). is said to be Netflix's second highest-budgeted series yet, at $6-7 million per episode It's set to premiere on Friday, February 2.