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04th Dec 2017

Netflix’s new sci-fi thriller series is drowning in sex and violence… in a good way

Rory Cashin

The director of Game Of Thrones. The producer of Mission: Impossible. Yep, we are absolutely here for this.

Netflix have just released the trailer for their epic and visually astounding science-fiction thriller series Altered Carbon, and it looks like an absolute cracker.

Based on the hit 2002 novel of the same name, it tells the story of Takeshi Kovacs (House Of Cards’ Joel Kinneman), a mercenary who becomes a revolutionary.

Kovacs has his unconsciousness imprisoned and, when he’s awakened in a new body 500 later, he learns that a wealthy businessman, Laurens Bancroft (The Following’s James Purefoy), has freed him with the hope that Kovacs would help solve a crime.

The first episode was directed by Miguel Sapochnik, the guy behind some of the best episodes of Game Of Thrones, including The Battle Of The Bastards and Hardhome.

Meanwhile, joining him behind the camera, is executive producer David Ellison, who brought the likes of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, World War Z, True Grit and the upcoming Top Gun and Terminator sequels to the big screen.

The trailer gives us a look into a future were the fear of death has been completely eradicated, leading to a world brimming over with consequence-free violence, sex and substance abuse. Which, as you can imagine, will lead everyone involved down some very dark paths.

All 10 episodes of Altered Carbon will arrive on Netflix on Friday 2 February 2018, and you can check out the full trailer below.

Clip via Netflix UK & Ireland