Netflix’s adaptation of Richard Morgan’s 2002 cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon hasn’t seen a lot of hype, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look amazing. The streaming service has dropped it’s first teaser trailer for the show, and it looks dark, moody, and just plain interesting.
Set five centuries in the future, it’s set in a world where people are able to transfer their minds electronically. The rich are able to effectively gain immortality by repeatedly replacing their bodies. Entertainment Weekly has additional information (and a lot more photos), so you might want to check out their piece on the show.
All ten epiosdes of Altered Carbon hit Netflix on February 2nd.
There are a couple of big pieces of new coming out from Netflix this week for fans of science fiction. I mean sure, it’ll be a while before we get to watch either of these thing, but at least we have some stuff to look forward to.
First off, they’re bring us the movie ARQ. Starring The Flash‘s Robbie Amell and Jessica Jones‘s Rachael Taylor, Orphan Black‘s Tony Elliott is writing/directing, and Lost City and XYZ Films are producing. ARQ is a post apocalyptic, time looping thriller, and it sounds pretty neat.
Secondly, Netflix is also developing a ten episode series based off of the Richard Morgan cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon. Laeta Kalogridis will write and executive produce the series, which is set in the 25th century.
All of this is good news, as Netflix continues to prove itself as a pretty decent home for genre shows.