With just a handful of weeks until the premiere of Altered Carbon, Netflix has released a full trailer for its adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s cyberpunk noir novel. In the trailer, soldier-turned-revolutionary Takeshi Kovacs is resurrected against his will, to solve the murder of a rich man, in a future where humans can transfer their consciousness between bodies, or “sleeves,” in order to attain immortality.
While the first teaser focused on fictional sleeve company Psychasec (who also shared some fun viral marketing at the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2018), this trailer delves more into the unfamiliar world into which Kovacs has been reborn: lots of Blade Runner 2049-esque holograms, wealth and immortality going hand-in-hand, the interstellar warriors the Envoys… oh, and the threat from Kovacs’ employer: “If you don’t solve this quickly enough, I will erase you.” Welp.
The series’ official synopsis, from Netflix:
In the distant future, human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies. Brought back to life after 250 years by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) the richest man on Earth, ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman/Will Yun Lee) must solve Bancroft’s attempted murder for the chance to live again in a world he doesn’t recognize.
Altered Carbon season 1 drops February 2 on Netflix.