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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

With the film Blade Runner 2049 flopping hard at the box office earlier this year, it would seem like audiences have voted with their wallets, and decided that serious sci-fi tales aren’t what they want to rush out of the theaters to see.

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Conversely, series like Westworld seem to indicate that they’re more than happy to see what the genre has to offer at home.

Now, Netflix has released the trailer for a brand new series, Altered Carbon. In it, we are treated to a high concept, revolving around the transferring of the human consciousness. The trailer also shows quick cuts of some truly gorgeous imagery, and surprisingly stunning visual effects for a television series. In all honesty, it does seem to have a bit of that Blade Runner DNA in it, which is by no means a bad thing.

Below is the official synopsis for Altered Carbon:

“Based on the award-winning novel, Altered Carbon takes place in a future where the human mind can now be digitized and downloaded into a ‘cortical stack’ and placed into new bodies, called sleeves.

“The series follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is brought back to life centuries later to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth. As the investigation progresses, Kovacs comes to learn that his past isn’t nearly as buried as he thought.”

What do you think of this new trailer? Do you see serious sci-fi concepts like this having an impact on streaming services? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Altered Carbon hits Netflix on February 2, 2018.

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SOURCE: Netflix

  • jonathing

    i swear on a stack of x men i saw Rutger Hauer in the trailer

  • Aline

    Seems more interesting than Blade Runner 2049. But, I’m being cautious, trailer can be and most often are deceitful.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.