An American television series, Altered Carbon is a web cyberpunk genre series. The series is created by Laeta Kalogridis and Jeff Russo composed it.
It is basically based on the novel of Richard K. morgan of the same name Altered carbon.
John G. Lenic was the producer of the series with James Middleton, Dana Goldberg, Mike Medavoy, Bradley J. Fischer, Nick Hurran, Garrett Lerner, Alison Schapker, Brian Nelson, David Ellison, Marcy Ross, Arnold W. Messer, James Vanderbilt, Russel Friend, Steve Blackman, and Laeta Kalogridis as the executive producers of the Altered Carbon series.
The series, Altered Carbon was produced under the Mythology Entertainment, Skydance Television, Virago Productions, and the Phoenix Pictures production companies. Netflix Streaming Services distributed the series and released it on the 2nd of February 2018. It was released on Netflix as the official network.
The series, Altered Carbon is still running and has completed 10 episodes in 1 season. The second season will be released on the 27th of February 2020 comprising of 8 episodes.
The series, altered Carbon starres characters like a former Envoy – Takeshi Kovacs by Anthony Mackie & Joel Kinnaman, a tough lieutenant – Kristin Ortega by Martha Higareda, sister of Kovacs – Reileen Kawahara by Dichen Lachman, wealthiest men in the series – Laurens Bancroft by James Purefoy, an artificial intelligence – Edgar Poe by Chris Conner, the former protectorate marine – Vernon Elliot by Ato Essandoh, a killer – Ghostwalker/Mister Leung by Trieu Tran, Trepp by Simone Missick, Colonel Ivan Carrera by Torben Liebrecht, Danica Harlan by Lela Loren, wife of Lauren – Naomi Bancroft/Miriam Bancroft by Kristin Lehman, a master strategist – Quellcrist Falconer by Renee Elise Goldsberry, Dig by Dina Shihabi, and Tanaseda Hideki by James Saito as the main lead cast.
It also starre recurring characters that include O.G. Kovacs by Byron Mann, Qumou Prescott by Tamara Taylor, Dimitri by Tahmoh Penikett, Sarah by Olga Fonda, Alan Ortega by Marlene Forte, Captain Tanaka by Hiro Kanagawa, Original Takeshi Kovacs by Will Yun Lee, Michael Shanks, Lizzie Elliot by Hayley Law, Mickey by Adam Busch, and Sen Mitsuji.
The series, Altered carbon features the story of the future after 360 years in the Bay City.
In the featured future, the memories of a person can be decanted in a CD shaped device (Cortical Stack) that gets implanted in the back of the neck of the person.
This device is designed by the aliens and the physical humans are known as sleeves. Their memories can get transferred to the new body after death but the person can get killed if the stack gets destroyed. Here in the series, a political operator Takeshi Kovacs is the surviving soldier of Envoys that got defeated in the uprising against the new world order.
After the 250 years, when the Envoys got destroyed, the stack of Takeshi was pulled out of the prison by the wealthiest men, Meth Laurens Bancroft.
Meth Bancroft gave Takeshi a task to solve a murder mystery of him to get a new life. So, till now, the series has premiered only one season and is the second season will be premiering on the 27th of February 2020.
In the first season, the series has featured 10 episodes that revolve around the new birth of Takeshi Kovacs. There he revolves the crime mystery of a rich man who is puzzled in solving his own murder mystery. Later, Takeshi got tortured brutally.
He then gets reunited with his sister and learned everything about his origin. Sometime later, when Reileen issues a violent ultimatum, Kovacs infiltrates her ship and met her for the last time.