Following the first Altered Carbon trailer and promo spot Netflix released just last week, the streaming giant has released another trailer for its upcoming cyberpunk series, and this one offers more insight into its exciting premise. The trailer features the tagline: "No body lives forever."
Watch the new trailer below:
In Altered Carbon's dystopian world, human personalities can be stored digitally and downloaded into new bodies, called sleeves. Only the wealthy people are able to get replacement bodies on a continual basis.
'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.
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).
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 is produced by Skydance Television for Netflix.
Altered Carbon will premiere on Netflix on February 2, 2018. The series is said to be one of the most expensive shows Netflix has produced, at $6-7 million per episode.