If you’ve been eagerly awaiting an Altered Carbon premiere date at Netflix, look no further! We now know the science fiction series will be on the air come Friday, February 2 with its entire first season. Production started up for this series earlier this year, and since that time there’s been plenty of hype — but also plenty of mystery. While Netflix has a number of great series, they are still lacking something in the realm of science fiction. They have Black Mirror to cover some of that, but we don’t really wedge Stranger Things or any of their superhero shows into this genre. They need something futuristic, thought-provoking, and with great characters and interesting moral dilemmas.
Ultimately, Altered Carbon is going to be that show. CarterMatt has for you the full logline for the series below so you can get a better idea as to what to expect:
Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned, “on ice”, for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder … that of Bancroft himself. The series is produced by Skydance Television for Netflix. Altered Carbon launches on Netflix Friday, February 2.
The cast for Altered Carbon is fantastically impressive and includes the likes of Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), James Purefoy (Hap and Leonard), Ato Essandoh (Chicago Med), Tamara Taylor (Bones) and many others. It’s futuristic, twisted, and it’s a show that could dominate much of the discussion when it is released. It’s premiering at a time that is separate from many of the streaming provider’s other tent-pole series including Orange is the New Black, The Crown, and Stranger Things. We hope it gets all of the support and attention that it deserves.
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