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Netflix releases trailer for 'Altered Carbon'

12 January 2018, 09:38 | Winston Chapman

Netflix releases trailer for 'Altered Carbon'

Netflix Altered Carbon sci-fi original stuns in new full length trailer

Today, Netflix released the first full trailer for its upcoming TV series, Altered Carbon.

Altered Carbon centres around Takeshi Kovacs (Will Yun Lee), a Japanese-American man whose consciousness is put into the body of a white man (Joel Kinnaman) hundreds of years after his supposed death. It turns out that Kovacs is brought back from "the ice" to carry a mission. So that he can solve Bancroft's murder.

Judging by the trailer, the show is going to lean heavy on action, murder, and sexy times.

When is Altered Carbon released? Explore Altered Carbon with the official Season 1 trailer below.

Who is in the cast?

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The biggest name in Altered Carbon is James Purefoy, of Rome and The Following fame. Takeshi Kovacs (Suicide Squad's Joel Kinnaman) is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order.

Renee Elise Goodman, from The Good Wife, and Dichen Lachman, from US Shameless, also feature alongside Mexican actress Martha Higareda. The show looks impressively large, with stunning environments and sets.

We've been looking forward to Netflix's take on Blade Runner for a while now. Alongside a gruesome scene of a human, covered with gooey liquid, getting pulled out from a plastic bag in what appears like a laboratory, the character goes on saying, "You shed it like a snake sheds it's skin".

The series has a fair bit of heft behind it: the pilot episode was directed by Game of Thrones' Miguel Sapochnik, who directed seminal episodes Battle of The Bastards and The Winds of Winter, while series creator Laeta Kalogridis is best known for penning the screenplay to Martin Scorsese's dark psychological drama Shutter Island.

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