Cyberpunk classic Altered Carbon has been adapted for tv by Netflix, and the trailers are out! Set over 300 years in a future where death has become trivial. Via the Verge:
Netflix debuted a new trailer for its upcoming cyberpunk show, Altered Carbon, introducing the main story for the show: after he’s murdered, Earth’s richest man hires an ex-soldier to track down his killer.
The streaming service released an announcement trailer last week that introduced the show’s main McGuffin: humans have developed a technology that allows for someone to transfer their consciousness from one body to another. The rich and powerful can now afford to become effectively immortal, jumping from body to body, while murder victims can be brought back to life to testify against their killers.
In the trailer, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) says that at the age of 365, he was killed. The police think think that he killed himself, but he doesn’t buy their reasoning, and hires an ex-special forces soldier named Takeshi Kovacs (Suicide Squad’s Joel Kinnaman) to track down the killer. We see a bit the Blade Runner-esque world in which the series is set, as well as Kovacs in action, taking on a couple of assailants in a brutal fight.