Sci-Fi Series "Altered Carbon" Coming to Netflix on February 2

Altered Carbon based on a 2002 novel is set five hundred years in the future where humans live in a dystopian universe where their personalities can be stored digitally

Besides Kinnaman, the cast includes James Purefoy (The Following), Martha Higareda (Royal Pains, McFarland, USA), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine, True Blood), Dichen Lachman (Agents of Shield, Shameless).

In the future, dying's as easy as putting on a new pair of jeans - at least that's how it looks based on the first trailer for Netflix's new sci-fi series Altered Carbon.

The first trailer for Netflix's adaptation of Altered Carbon is a hard one to sit through if you have a weak stomach.

"Altered Carbon" takes place 300 years in the future, where the rich and powerful can basically buy eternal life, with a supply of new bodies that their consciousness can be installed on, meaning as their current bodies age, they just move into new bodies to continue with life.

The epic new show has been described by IMDb as a world 'where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness "re-sleeved" into new bodies'.

In Morgan's novel, a dead soldier named Takeshi Kovacs (Suicide Squad's Joel Kinnaman), is brought back to life centuries after his mind was imprisoned "on ice". In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder ... that of Bancroft himself.

First ordered to series in January 2016, Netflix's new series (premiering in February) is based on the 2002 Richard K. Morgan novel of the same name, packed with a premise modern audiences might see as Westworld meets Blade Runner.

Netflix will launch Altered Carbon exclusively on the streaming service starting February 2, 2018.

Altered Carbon will follow Takeshi Kovacs, a mercenary who becomes a revolutionary.

The firs trailer for Altered Carbon is now available for your viewing pleasure.

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