Netflix Shares Trailer & Key Art for ALTERED CARBON

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We're hoping the show lives up to its stunning trailers and provides plenty of thought-provoking philosophical discussion when it arrives on the service on February 2, 2018.

The ambitious drama series is set 300 years in the future at a time when human consciousness can be digitally stored, allowing people to change and upgrade their bodies.

The central mystery of the series revolves around the death of "the richest man on several planets" Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) in what appears to be a suicide.

The promo, released Thursday, offers an in-depth look at the dystopian future in which Kinnaman's Takeshi Kovacs is reanimated after a 250-year period on ice.

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Kovacs didn't come back of his own accord though; he was brought back by bajillionaire Laurens Bancroft, who is also now living in a new sleeve, and wants Kovacs to find who killed his previous body.

Fans of Blade Runner will notice the similarities in the aesthetic immediately and fans of Black Mirror will be interested in the concept of digitised consciousnesses which is at the very core of the plot. Altered Carbon, based on the novel of the same name, even made an appearance at CES this year. The story focuses on the world's wealthiest man, who is murdered; when his mind is transferred, he hires an ex-soldier to investigate who killed him. "You shed it like a snake sheds it's skin".

Netflix's Altered Carbon comes from creator and executive producer Laeta Kalogridis. Other cast members are Martha Higareda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Will Yun Lee and Dichen Lachman. The new series launches globally Friday, February 2 on Netflix.

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