Kalogridis has been working on Altered Carbon for a while, first optioning the rights to the novel about 15 years ago with plans to make it a movie.
The show is created by Laeta Kalogridis, who wrote Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island and more recently Terminator Genisys. The end of the minute-long video provides a better look at the cybernetic future, overrun by sci-fi tropes like neon lights and hardened robots keeping order in a dark, bleak city.
Now, Netflix has released the trailer for a brand new series, Altered Carbon.
Based on the 2002 book by Richard K. Morgan, the series takes place in a distant, scientifically advanced future where people can download their mind and place it into another body (called a sleeve) after they die to prolong their own lives. The world has been completely altered by new technology, which means consciousness can be digitised and human bodies interchangeable.More news: These Are The Finalists For The 2017 Heisman Trophy
In a way, Altered Carbon looks an terrible lot like a sequel to the original Blade Runner - there's plenty on display here, from bodies in plastic nutrient sacks to stark, bright lighting, that seem to come straight from 2049.
The soldier was trained up by Quell, who is the leader of the Envoys, the elite interstellar warriors responsible for teaching the ways of intuition, combat and survival.
The series is set to drop on Netflix on February 2, 2018. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder ... that of Bancroft himself.
Altered Carbon stars Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Kristin Lehman, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, Leonardo Nam, Chris Conner, Ato Essandoh, Trieu Tran and Will Yun Lee. The show has been one of Netflix's most anticipated shows of the past year, and now details are finally starting to reveal themselves.More news: LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA