A while back, Netflix announced a series adapting Richard Morgan‘s novel Altered Carbon. After that, however, we didn’t hear much. At least until last week.
A Redditer called LastEnvoy began making posts about the show in character as Takeshi Kovacs (the protagonist of the show) and revealing images from the show.
A trailer was going to come sooner or later, and here it is. And I’m incredibly excited because the book is great and it looks like the show will do it justice.
Entertainment Weekly also has some images from the show and they look great. Exactly how I pictured the world from the novels!
Altered Carbon will have a 10 episode season. Laeta Kalogridis created the show and acts as showrunner as well. The cast includes Joel Kinnaman as Kovacs (or to be fair, the body Kovacs is in), James Purefoy, and Renee Elise Goldsberry. Laeta Kalogridis is the showrunner and Miguel Sapochnik (who directed Game of Thrones ‘Battle of the Bastards’) directed the pilot. Presumably, this is one of Netflix’s more expensive shows.
I can’t recommend the book enough. It mixes two of my favourite things: Noir and cyberpunk. February can’t come fast enough!
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