20 Jan 2016 7:12 PM +00:00 UTC

The Classic Cyberpunk Novel 'Altered Carbon' is Getting A Netflix Series

Netflix is adding another entry to their long list of exciting original programming. The streaming service company just acquired rights to Altered Carbon, a 10-episode-series based on the award-winning 2002 novel of the same name by Richard Morgan.

Altered Carbon is set in the 25th century, where human personalities can be stored digitally and downloaded into new bodies, called sleeves. It follows a centuries old soldier who is "resleeved" (their term for transferring consciousness) into the body of a police officer and must then explore a huge conspiracy.

Terminator Genisys and Avatar co-writer Laeta Kalogridis, who purchased the rights to the book and its sequels several years back, after co-writing a movie script that didn't get picked, will write and executive produce the Netflix series.

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At that time, Kalogridis said, "A dark, complex noir story that challenges our ideas of what it means to be human when all information becomes encodable, including the human mind."

A 10-episode series seems to be the ideal way to adapt such a dense, noir drama.

Source: Deadline

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