We have all dreamt of a futuristic world. This world will have flying cars and trains, and buildings as high as the sky. We’d even have floating cities! What would the human race do if they eventually figure out immortality with technology?
Altered Carbon paints a beautiful picture of what a technological future would look like. It shows the upsides and downsides to futuristic technology and tells you that the future may be progressive but you may not like it!
This series stars some very famous actors in Hollywood. This itself garnered half the media attention that the series received. The use of machines and technology, the fast-paced action sequences along with the mystery of some unsolvable crimes make the fans absolutely addicted to the show.
Dive in to find out what the future of ‘Altered Carbon’ holds!
Altered Carbon is an American cyberpunk web series. It is an adaptation of a book by Richard Morgan. It is a Netflix original series, making Netflix the primary show distributor.
The first season premiered on Netflix on 2nd February 2018. The first installation consisted of 10 episodes. The show was renewed for a second season with eight episodes on 27th July 2018. The second season aired on February 27th, 2020.
The show had a budget greater than that of Game of Thrones!
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 has left is his sister Reileen.
Technology allows humans to store their entire memory in electrical discs called ‘stacks’, and it is the essence of living. If you damage your stack, you are dead for good. If your body is damaged, you can attach your stack to some other body. They call the bodies as ‘sleeves’.
Takeshi is put from sleeve to sleeve, used by different people for their own purposes. On his journey, he meets Quellcrist Falconer, the leader of the rebellion against immortality. He falls in love with her and aligns himself with her cause.
The story proceeds across two seasons with death, loss, and a lot of time jumps. You might not be able to decipher the actual story till the end and that adds allure to the story.
The beauty of Altered Carbon is that multiple actors have played the same role:
No official cast list has been released for the upcoming season. But it will definitely be fun to see what a new cast member brings to the table.
Altered Carbon, in general, received a lot of praise from the audience. The casting, the actors, and the set designs compliment the story perfectly. No new release date has been set for the new season. But Netflix will definitely green-light the series owing to the fan love it has received. It is the perfect sci-fi drama to spend your quarantine with!
Go watch it now and join the buzz!