Altered Carbon Season 1: New Featurette Explains Body Swapping
Netflix has released a new featurette for their upcoming sci-fi series Altered Carbon. The piece gives fans not familiar with the novels of Richard K. Morgan a good idea of the universe. People have stacks with their essence/life on them that can be transferred to new bodies — like putting a backup of your computer on a USB drive. The series focuses on Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth. He has died, and has now hired someone to find out why. To investigate the death, he brings back an ex-Envoy soldier named Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman/Will Yun Lee), whom he offers as payment the chance to live again.
From the novels, we know that Bancroft is rich enough to do backups of his stack every 48 hours. And where he says in the trailer that he wants Takeshi to solve his murder, (even the Netflix synopsis refers to it as a murder), he takes his own life. The mystery being: what could’ve happened in the 48 hours or less from the last back up to make Bancroft kill himself? That’s a pretty unique and awesome idea for a murder mystery.
Altered Carbon debuts February 2nd, 2018 on Netflix.
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