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Netflix will bring to life beloved steampunk novel ‘Altered Carbon’
Laeta Kalogridis, who also served as executive producer for ‘Avatar,’ will helm series.
Set 500 years in the future, humankind has discovered a loophole for death by figuring out how to store consciousness and memory and transfer the soul between bodies at the time of death, known as “resleeving.” The story follows an ex-U.N. envoy named Takeshi Kovacs, hand-picked by a resleeved wealthy man to reveal the truth behind his death. While the victim is convinced he was murdered, the police believe he committed suicide. Since he has no memories of his last 48 hours backed up to storage, he employs Kovacs to find out for him.
Carrying out the project is writer and producer Laeta Kalogridis, who also served as executive producer for Avatar, Shutter Island, and most recently, Terminator Genisys. Kalogridis acquired the rights to the book approximately four years ago. At the time, she called it “one of the most seminal pieces of post-cyberpunk hard science fiction out there” that challenges our concept of being human in the face of digitization, as reported by Deadline.
The show will be produced through Skydance Studios and distributed through Netflix.
News of the series has been received well on Twitter, with many fans emerging to express their excitement. The cast has yet to be determined, but actor James Leary, who played a minor role as a demon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is already hopeful.
There is no set release date for the show yet.
Illustration via Max Fleishman
Sherry Tucci is a fandom reporter who specializes in Korean pop culture and anime. In addition to her work at the Daily Dot, her reporting has appeared in the Daily Texan.