Altered Carbon (2019)
Release date: February 2, 2018 - present
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Chris Conner, Dichen Lachman, Ato Essandoh, Kristin Lehman, Trieu Tran, Renée Elise Goldsberry
Distributed by: Netflix
Altered Carbon is an American science fiction web television series created by Laeta Kalogridis and based on the 2002 novel of the same title by English author Richard K. Morgan.
In a world where consciousness can be transferred to different bodies, Takeshi Kovacs a former soldier turned investigator, must solve a murder.
The series takes place over 360 years in the future, with most episodes set in the year 2384, in a futuristic metropolis known as Bay City. In the future, a person's memories and consciousness can be decanted in a disk-shaped device called a cortical stack, which is implanted in the vertebrae at the back of the neck.
Takeshi Kovacs, a political operative with mercenary skills, is the sole surviving soldier of the Envoys, a rebel group defeated in an uprising against the new world order. 250 years after the Envoys are destroyed, his stack is pulled out of prison by 300-year-old Meth Laurens Bancroft, one of the wealthiest men in the settled worlds. Bancroft gives him the choice to solve a murder—Bancroft's own—to get a new shot at life.