Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Here's your first look at Netflix's post-cyberpunk adaptation 'Altered Carbon'

Here's your first look at Netflix's post-cyberpunk adaptation 'Altered Carbon'

The streaming site has unveiled the first look at its upcoming show Altered Carbon, and honestly, it looks pretty damn terrifying.

A passion project of screenwriter and producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys), Altered Carbon arrives on screens some 15 years after she first optioned Morgan's novel, with the intention of turning it into a feature film.

Netflix is gearing up for its biggest science fiction show in 2018 which is all set to blow viewers' minds.

This week, the talk of Netflix is their new Sci-Fi series, Altered Carbon, and I have to admit, the trailer looks totally epic.

The first season, which consists of 10 episodes, will premiere February 2, 2018.

The trailer starts off with an advertisement for the "human sleeve", a way for "mankind to transfer consciousness into a new body".

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The series itself is based on the cyberpunk noir novel, by Richard K. Morgan, and is set 300 years into the future. Earth's wealthiest man, Laurens Bancroft, then hires him for an unusual and honestly pretty freaky task: Figure out who murdered his former body.

In a way, Altered Carbon looks an bad lot like a sequel to the original Blade Runner - there's plenty on display here, from bodies in plastic nutrient sacks to stark, bright lighting, that seem to come straight from 2049.

It's hard to be certain just how much this new series will actually follow its source material.

The trailer certainly nails the same dystopian future, cyberpunk aesthetic that delighted fans of Blade Runner 2049, so clear your binging schedule for 2018 accordingly.

I typically don't watch a lot of sci-fi shows or movies, with a few exceptions, but Altered Carbon looks like I'll have to add it to my watch list as soon as it comes to Netflix on February 2.

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