Sorta like Sleeper without the laughs, the series, based on Richard K. Morgan's classic cyberpunk noir novel, Altered Carbon is described by Netflix as "an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future". This makes human bodies interchangeable and death is no longer permanent.
Will Yun Lee plays Takeshi Kovacs, who was "the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order".
The new trailer gives a look at Kovacs' abilities in his new body, with his enhanced combat techniques proving useful in the face of all the people trying to take him out as he navigates an unfamiliar world of mystery.
According to show creators, his mind was imprisoned on ice for centuries until the incredibly wealthy Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) offers Kovacs the chance to live again.
When is Altered Carbon released?
In the world of Altered Carbon, Netflix's upcoming sci-fi drama starring The Killing's Joel Kinnaman, humans shed their bodies "as a snake sheds its skin", the series official trailer informs us. At the very beginning of the new footage, Joel Kinnaman's character, Takeshi Kovacs, is unwillingly resurrected and immediately forced into the service of a new master.
Netflix has released a brand-new trailer for its latest offering "Altered Carbon".
This high-quality production on this show looks expensive, even for Netflix. So far, we're loving the Blade Runner-esque visuals and we want to see more.
The opening lines of the trailer declare: "Your body is not who you are".
Altered Carbon on Friday, February 2.