Synopsis: “The series follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is brought back to life centuries later to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth. As the investigation progresses, Kovacs comes to learn that his past isn’t nearly as buried as he thought.”
First off – this is Netflix’s first attempt at a full-on cyberpunk series. If their reputation for handling other genres is any indicator, they’re going to absolutely crush it with this one. It looks like a more rock n’ roll version of what Villanueve tried to do with the new Blade Runner movie; a little less introspection and a little more action. To be honest, the cyberpunk genre could use a bit more fun and adrenaline in it. Say what you will about how ridiculous and cheesy Johnny Mnemonic was – that film was damn fun to watch (hearing Keanu shout “I WANT ROOM SERVICE” is always great).
Altered Carbon will hopefully be Netflix’s attempt to add some balance to the usually drab cyberpunk genre of late and put the PUNK back into cyberpunk.
Check out the teaser for Altered Carbon and let us know what you think on Twitter @Official_FAN