Altered Carbon (2018)

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Altered Carbon

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Altered Carbon leans hard into its cyberpunk roots, serving up an ambitiously pulpy viewing experience that often overwhelms, but never bores.

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Critic Ratings: 96

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Air date: Feb 2, 2018

Waking up in a new body 250 years after his death, Takeshi Kovacs discovers he's been resurrected to help a titan of industry solve his own murder.

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While Kovacs tracks down a man who sent Bancroft a death threat, Lt. Ortega bends the rules to keep tabs on his whereabouts.

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Kovacs recruits an unlikely partner to watch his back during a banquet at the Bancroft home, where Ortega oversees the night's grisly entertainment.

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Tortured by his captor, Kovacs taps into his Envoy training to survive; Ortega springs a surprise on her family for Dia de los Muertos.

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After learning his sleeve's identity, Kovacs demands the full story from Ortega; a tip from Poe leads to a major breakthrough in the Bancroft case.

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With Ortega's fate hanging in the balance, Kovacs drops a bombshell on the Bancrofts; he later comes face to face with an unsettling opponent.

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As Kovacs reconnects with a figure from his past, his tangled history with the Protectorate, the Uprising and Quell plays out in flashbacks.

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His world rocked, Kovacs requests a dipper to help him sew up the Bancroft case quickly; Ortega races to identify the mystery woman from Fight Drome.

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After a devastating rampage, Kovacs and his allies hatch a bold -- and very risky -- scheme to infiltrate Head in the Clouds.

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As a cornered Kovacs braces for a final showdown in the sky, a new hero emerges and more buried secrets come to light.

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Takeshi Kovacs

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James Purefoy
Laurens Bancroft

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Martha Higareda
Kristin Ortega

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Dichen Lachman
Reileen Kawahara

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Chris Conner
Poe

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Ato Essandoh
Vernon Elliot

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Kristin Lehman
Miriam Bancroft

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Trieu Tran
Mister Leung

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Critic Reviews for Altered Carbon: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Altered Carbon: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Simply one of the best Sci-fi, cyberpunk series ever made. It is brutally violent and the subject matter is dark but it can also be funny, charming and witty. Acting is generally superb apart from a few tertiary characters, in comparison to the bombastic second series the first has methodical plot building with lots of character self reflection and philosophical musings. The World building is entirely immersive and makes you interested in learning more about these characters. The story is self contained so you can watch season 1 in its own. Though I enjoyed the second season it was dissapointing overall.
  • Nov 16, 2022
    The first season asks poignant questions about mortality and identity, whilst offering sex and violence in measures that don't seem over extravagant. The characters also have real depth, and the acting is brilliant.
  • Nov 15, 2022
    It is my all time favorite show. Need more cyberpunk genre.
  • Nov 13, 2022
    very captivating story
  • Nov 10, 2022
    The first season is one of our favorite shows of all and we have watched it many times over.
  • Nov 04, 2022
    Amazing ! Masterpiece... watched it like 4 or 5 times !
  • Oct 29, 2022
    Visually striking. A must for cyberpunk lovers. Writing not always at the same level of the visual
  • Oct 24, 2022
    An engaging SF mystery with intriguing ideas and fun characters.
  • Oct 24, 2022
    When this aired, it was the first piece of cinema I'd seen in a long time which was properly entertaining. Loses half a star because the behavior of the main character is as unbelievable as the technological MacGuffin at the heart of the story. As much as it may upset the many drug addicts in the audience, a person who reaches this level of excellence isn't the type to buy a backpack full of mystery drugs and hit the town. Also, the last couple episodes were a tad unsatisfying. Anyway, if that criticism seems small, it's because it is. This show is a lot of fun. It was a remarkable work of sci-fi on par with Blade Runner.
  • Sep 29, 2022
    Definitely a must see! I was completely obsessed with this series, and was blown away by the story and sets!

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