The more we see of Netflix’s Altered Carbon, the more the hype rises. For everyone falling all over themselves praising the new Blade Runner movie, there was an element of grime and rawness to it that made it seem really clean and sanitized. While it was epic and lyrical in its presentation, BR2049 felt more like cyberOpera than cyberpunk. From what we’re seeing from the teasers for Altered Carbon, this show might be the counterpoint to all that. There’s an element of “punk” missing from the modern cyberpunk genre these days. Where’s the sleaze? The grime? The rock n’ roll, headstrong sense of violence and volatile emotion?
Hopefully Altered Carbon fills that void in the cyberpunk genre, but we’ll have to wait until February 2nd to find out.
Synopsis: “In the future, human minds are digitized and downloaded from body to body. Last night, the wealthiest man on Earth, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) was murdered. To investigate his death, he brings back ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) and in exchange, Bancroft offers Kovacs the chance to live again.”
Check out the teaser for Altered Carbon and let us know what you think on Twitter @Official_FAN