Netflix’s Altered Carbon Trailer Doesn’t Fear Death
Death is a “mere inconvenience” in the stunning trailer for Netflix’s newest sci-fi show, Altered Carbon. Based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan, this ten-part series takes place in a noir-tinged cyberpunk future, where human personalities can be stored digitally and downloaded into new bodies. This process is known as ‘being re-sleeved’.
In the books, re-sleeving is strongly opposed by Catholics, who believe that the soul should go to heaven after mortal death, rather than a computer database. This makes Catholics prime targets for murderers, because they are the only victims who can’t be revived in order to testify. The Netflix series will have the same protagonist as the book: Takeshi Kovacs, who is here played by Suicide Squadalum Joel Kinnaman.
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