Altered Carbon series information

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Altered Carbon (2018)

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streaming on Netflix / renewed for season 2 (2020)


drama / action / sci-fi








approx. 50 to 60 mins /episode


536 binge minutes


2.00 : 1 (UHD)


Dolby Digital / Dolby Atmos (Netflix)


English (various subtitle languages also available)


ARRI ALEXA 65, 35mm ANA/SPHERICAL Lenses / Canon Cinema Prime Lenses / Cooke 5/i Lenses


ARRIRAW (5.1K) (source format) / Dolby Vision / HDR10

business details


Mythology Entertainment / Skydance Television




2 Feb. 2018



worth noting


Nominated for 1 Golden Globe Award. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations

season 1 outline

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 Altered Carbon
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Takeshi Kovacs is a man out of time. A 22nd century mercenary and rebel, he’s returned to life 300 years in the future and forced to find a killer. Piecing together the clues that have put a shadow of a doubt on the way the victim died, Kovacs’ first stop: interview the victim himself.

In the world of Altered Carbon , death is not inevitable. After three centuries, humans can store their consciousness on downloadable disks and then be “spun up” into a new body, or “sleeve.” But the ultra-rich, living in a city in the clouds, have their sleeves designer-enhanced, or made into clones of themselves. Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) is not Earth’s wealthiest man. He is one of the wealthiest men in the Settled Worlds. This is what he has been doing for centuries – until someone killed him and vaporized his cortical stack. As Kovacs moves through the violent Earth locale known as Bay City, he discovers more questions than answers. Whose body was he placed into? What’s become of the woman he loved long ago? Why is Lt. Kristin Ortega (Martha Higareda) so invested in Kovacs? And can Kovacs trust the former military officer Elliott (Ato Essandoh) and the AI entity known as Poe (Chris Conner), who inhabits the rundown Raven hotel?


Happy bingeing! 🍿 - Nick Runyeard


2 feb. 2018 | Altered Carbon

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Altered Carbon production notes

Joel Kinnaman in season 1 of Altered Carbon

Joel Kinnaman in season 1 of Altered Carbon. (Source: Netflix)

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Altered Carbon stars Joel Kinnaman; James Purefoy; Martha Higareda; Chris Conner; Dichen Lachman; Ato Essandoh; Kristin Lehman; Trieu Tran; Renée Elise Goldsberry; Hiro Kanagawa; Waleed Zuaiter; Adam Busch; Marlene Forte; Hayley Law; Antonio Marziale; Zahf Paroo; Will Yun Lee, and more!

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