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Altered Carbon: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: 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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Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned -- on ice -- for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder ... that of Bancroft himself.


Martha Higareda
as Lt. Det. Kristin Ortega
Tamara Taylor
as Oumou Prescott
Antonio Marziale
as Isaac Bancroft
Joel Kinnaman
as Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy
as Laurens Bancroft
Renee Elise Goldsberry
as Quellcrist Falconer
Hayley Law
as Lizzie Elliot
Ato Essandoh
as Vernon Elliot
Leonardo Nam
as Stronghold Kovacs
Trieu Tran
as Mister Leung
Adam Busch
as Mickey
Kristin Lehman
as Miriam Bancroft
Dichen Lachman
as Reileen Kawahara
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Critic Reviews for Altered Carbon: Season 1

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (22)

Well worth checking out, even if you're not a big sci-fi fan.

March 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It's probably best not to ask too many questions, but simply revel in the neon-lit retro-futuro stylings and all the other good stuff.

January 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's a dark, violent and exploitative future, of course, but we wouldn't want it any other way.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: 16.5/20 | Full Review…

The show's horizons expand in the second half of the 10-episode season as it becomes clear that Altered Carbon is more than merely an intricate whodunit.

February 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Big issues of body, mind, identity and technology shuffle around the "Altered Carbon" universe, but the show often drags its feet in order to fill its individual episodes' running times.

February 2, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Yet for all of its bells and whistles, nothing about Altered Carbon feels very different or new or bold.

February 1, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Altered Carbon: Season 1


Super Reviewer

Some cool concepts but they could have done a lot more. definitely some clunky writing and poor acting, but decent production makes this tenable to watch, and the slow unveiling of the origin story keeps you craving more.


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