After Stranger Things, Black Mirror and Sense 8, Netflix has launched its latest series in the science fiction genre, Altered Carbon. The series is set 300 years into the future. Humankind has discovered a way to transfer consciousness into a new body. Death is therefore merely inconvenient while being unavoidable. “Live forever in the body you deserve,” declares the teaser, which was released on December 4.
Based on Richard K Morgan’s cyberpunk noir novel, the series will be available on Netflix from February 2, 2018. The plot follows the life of Takeshi Kovacs, a soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an war against a new world order. Kovacs’s mind was frozen for centuries. A wealthy man offers Kovacs the chance to live again but in exchange for a favour.