First Trailer for Netflix's Altered Carbon Imagines a Dark Future That Doesn't Fear Death

Image: Netflix
Image: Netflix
Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.

After a week of hints and teasers, Netflix has lifted the lid on its lavish adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s seminal cyberpunk thriller Altered Carbon, and so far it’s looking worthy of its oft-rumored title as one of the most expensive shows the streaming service has ever made.


Set 500 years in the future, the 10-part series takes place in a world where human consciousnesses can be stored digitally—allowing the wealthy to live forever as they re-download themselves into new bodies. The story follows a revolutionary-turned-P.I. named Kovacs, played by both Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine) and Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad), who finds himself uploaded into the “stacks” and downloaded into a new body against his will centuries later to solve the murder of the former body of a billionaire. Check out the full trailer below, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:

Altered Carbon begins on Netflix February 2, 2018. Head on over to the link below to see a few more images from the series.

[Entertainment Weekly]

James is a News Editor at io9, where you can find him delivering your morning spoilers, writing about superheroes, and having many feelings about Star Wars. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!



If anyone’s not read the book and are curious, it’s basically blade runner crossed with noir gumshoe detective. First book is the best of the 3 (by far, IMO), but all three are worth a read.

I don’t know how the show will live up to it, but I can’t wait to watch it and see.