The TV show, Altered Carbon, is directed by Laeta Kalogridis. The entire show is based on the books written down by Richard Morgan. All the books are with the same name that they depict a period where the interstellar travel is supported by shifting comprehension among sleeves.
The narrative of the show follows around a former U.N Elite Soldier, Takeshi Kovacs, that turned into a private detective to look into the passing case of a wealthy man. Each of the books was converted into graphic novels as well.
Altered Carbon is an American cyberpunk net collection. It’s a version of a novel by Richard Morgan. It’s a Netflix original show, making Netflix the key show distributor.
The very first installation consisted of 10 episodes. The show was revived for another year with eight episodes on 27th July 2018.
The series revolves around Takeshi Kovacs. He is a trained mercenary who works for the Protectorate, a galactic security organization. Takeshi has a traumatic past and the only family he’s left is his sister Reileen.
Technology allows humans to store their whole memory in electric discs called’stacks’, and it’s the essence of living. If you damage your pile, you are dead for good. If your system is damaged, you can attach your heap into another body. They call the entire bodies as’sleeves’.
Takeshi is set from sleeve to sleeve, used by different people for their particular purposes. On his trip, he meets Quellcrist Falconer, the leader of this rebellion against immortality. He falls in love with her and aligns himself with her cause.
The narrative proceeds across two seasons with death, loss, and a lot of time jumps. You may not be able to decode the true story till the finish and that adds allure into the narrative.
The Attractiveness of Altered Carbon is that numerous actors have played the same role:
Joel Kinnaman, Anthony Mackie and Ray Chase as Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy as Laurens Bancroft
Martha Higareda as Kristin Ortega
Chris Conner as Edgar Poe
Dichen Lachman and Elizabeth Maxwell as Reileen Kawahara/Gina
Ato Essandoh as Vernon Elliot
Kristin Lehman as Miriam Bancroft and Naomi Bancroft
Trieu Tran as Mister Leung/ Ghostwalker
Renee Elise Goldsberry as Quellcrist Falconer
Lela Loren as Danica Harlan
Simone Missick as Trepp
Dina Shihabi as Dig 301
Torben Liebrecht as Jaeger/ Ivan Carrera
No official cast list was released for the upcoming season. But it will be fun to see what a brand new cast member brings to the table.