We’ve got all heard of a contemporary world. This world will have flying cars and trains, and even buildings as high as the skies. We would even have floating towns! What will the human race do should they eventually figure out immortality using technologies?
Altered Carbon paints a beautiful image of exactly what a technological future would look like. It reveals the upsides and drawbacks to modern technology and tells you that the future may be innovative but you may not enjoy it!
This itself garnered half the press attention that the series received. Using technology and machines, the fast-paced activity sequences along with the mystery of some unsolvable crimes make the fans completely addicted to the show.
Altered Carbon is an American cyberpunk net collection. It’s a version of a novel by Richard Morgan. It’s a Netflix original show, making Netflix the key show distributor.
The very first installation consisted of 10 episodes. The show was revived for another year with eight episodes on 27th July 2018.
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’s left is his sister Reileen.
Technology allows humans to store their whole memory in electric discs called’stacks’, and it’s the essence of living. If you damage your pile, you are dead for good. If your system is damaged, you can attach your heap into another body. They call the entire bodies as’sleeves’.
Takeshi is set from sleeve to sleeve, used by different people for their particular purposes. On his trip, he meets Quellcrist Falconer, the leader of this rebellion against immortality. He falls in love with her and aligns himself with her cause.
The narrative proceeds across two seasons with death, loss, and a lot of time jumps. You may not be able to decode the true story till the finish and that adds allure into the narrative.
The Attractiveness of Altered Carbon is that numerous actors have played the same role:
Joel Kinnaman, Anthony Mackie and Ray Chase as Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy as Laurens Bancroft
Martha Higareda as Kristin Ortega
Chris Conner as Edgar Poe
Dichen Lachman and Elizabeth Maxwell as Reileen Kawahara/Gina
Ato Essandoh as Vernon Elliot
Kristin Lehman as Miriam Bancroft and Naomi Bancroft
Trieu Tran as Mister Leung/ Ghostwalker
Renee Elise Goldsberry as Quellcrist Falconer
Lela Loren as Danica Harlan
Simone Missick as Trepp
Dina Shihabi as Dig 301
Torben Liebrecht as Jaeger/ Ivan Carrera
No official cast list was released for the upcoming season. But it will be fun to see what a brand new cast member brings to the table.