Watch the First Teaser for Netflix’s Adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s Cyberpunk Noir Altered Carbon

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The future of humanity has arrived, in the form of Netflix’s first teaser trailer for Altered Carbon, its television adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 cyberpunk novel. Three hundred years from now, human consciousness can be downloaded into digital “stacks” which are uploaded into “sleeves,” or new human bodies—allowing the elite to achieve immortality or even come back from the dead. The elite… and Takeshi Kovacs, a soldier-turned-revolutionary-turned-consciousness-for-hire: Awoken centuries in the future in a new body, he must solve the murder of his rich employer.

Entertainment Weekly has all the intel on this new series coming in early 2018, including its genesis and the gamble that Netflix made in committing to all of the worldbuilding—and some adult content—of Morgan’s novel. Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine) and Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) play Kovacs—one his original body, one his new sleeve. Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse, Agents ...