Netflix's Beautiful New Sci-Fi Series Will Make You Rethink Death
Watch the first trailer for Altered Carbon.
BY Matt Miller | Dec 6, 2017 | Film & TV
What is a body other than the vessel for your consciousness? Does the one you're using right now really matter all that much? Why not, when your current body gets all old and run down, don't you just get a new, young, beautiful, and healthy one? That's the pitch in the first trailer for Netflix's new dystopian sci-fi series Altered Carbon, which takes the form of an advertisement for Psychasec.
"Centuries ago, mankind discovered a way to transfer consciousness into a new body making death a mere inconvenience," says the commercial. "Since then we've been providing an unparalleled pedigree of human sleeves to only the most discerning clientele. Psychasec: Live forever in the body you deserve."
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. The new Netflix series follows a soldier/P.I. named Takeshi Kovacs (played by both Will Yun Lee and Joel Kinnman) who wakes up centuries later in a new body to solve the murder of a billionaire.
The series debuts on Netflix on February 2.