Netflix's Altered Carbon trailer paints a grotesque, violent dystopian future

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The cast for Altered Carbon is fantastically impressive and includes the likes of Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), James Purefoy (Hap and Leonard), Ato Essandoh (Chicago Med), Tamara Taylor (Bones) and many others. Not only will season 4 of Charlie Brooker's wildly popular Black Mirror return, but we'll see two new neo-noirs in Duncan Jones' long promised Mute and the new series Altered Carbon, based on the cyberpunk novel by Richard K. Morgan.

The first trailer for Netflix's adaptation of Altered Carbon is a hard one to sit through if you have a weak stomach.

Netflix will launch Altered Carbon exclusively on the streaming service starting February 2, 2018.

Altered Carbon (the novel) takes place in the 25th century when humanity has spread across the universe, and technology has advanced to the point where personalities can be stored digitally and transferred from body to body.

Based on Richard Morgan's novel, the sci-fi drama "is set in the 25th century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to the next". The story follows a longtime imprisoned warrior, Takeshi Kovacs, who is "re-sleeved" into a body to investigate a murder and have a chance to regain his freedom and his life.

Joel Kinnaman stars as Takeshi Kovacs, an elite soldier who gets his consciousness resurrected in a new body years later after his side lost an uprising battle.

Altered Carbon may ultimately flop, but it should absolutely look great.

The show is produced by Skydance Television with Laeta Kalogridis (Birds of Prey) writing along with David H. Goodman, Steve Blackman and Brian Nelson. The first trailer for Altered Carbon begins with a commercial of sorts for the fictional product, pitching the concept of "human sleeves", as sold to elite consumers.

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