"Altered Carbon" is an American cyberpunk television series directed by Miguel Sapochnik, Nick Hurran, Alex Graves, Uta Briesewitz, Andy Goddard and Laeta Kalogridis.
The starring cast includes Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Chris Conner, Dichen Lachman, Ato Essandoh, Kristin Lehman, Trieu Tran, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Lela Loren and others.

Here are "Altered Carbon" TV series trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Altered Carbon TV series?

Netflix on Tuesday, February 04, 2020 released the trailer for "Altered Carbon" you can watch here:
Altered Carbon Season 2 | Teaser | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is Altered Carbon TV series plot?

Here is a short review of "Altered Carbon" TV series plot summary.

The series takes place over 360 years in the future, with most episodes the first season set in the year 2384 in a futuristic metropolis known as Bay City. In the future, a person's memories and consciousness are recorded onto a disk-shaped device called a cortical stack, which is implanted in the vertebrae at the back of the neck. These storage devices are of alien design and have been reverse-engineered and mass-produced but can only be made from the material on Harlan's World. Physical human or synthetic bodies are called "sleeves" and stacks can be transferred to new bodies after death, but a person can still be killed if their stack is destroyed and there is no backup. Only the wealthiest, known as "Meths" in reference to Methuselah, have the means to change bodies through clones and remote storage of their consciousness in satellites, so they never have to die of old age before being resleeved.
Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), a political operative with mercenary skills, is the sole surviving soldier of the Envoys, a rebel group defeated in an uprising against the new world order. In the first season, set 250 years after the Envoys are destroyed, his stack is pulled out of prison by 300-year-old Meth Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), one of the wealthiest men in the settled worlds. Bancroft offers him the chance to solve a murder - Bancroft's own - to get a new shot at life. In the second season, set 30 years later, Kovacs, now in a new sleeve, continues to search for his lost love and Envoy leader Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry).


Who plays who in the Altered Carbon TV series?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Altered Carbon" TV series. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Joel Kinnaman  as Takeshi "Tak" Kovacs the last Envoy, of an elite rebel group defeated 250 years prior to the start of the series
James Purefoy  as Laurens Bancroft (season 1), one of the wealthiest men alive
Martha Higareda  as Kristin Ortega (season 1; guest season 2), a smart and tough lieutenant in the Bay City Police Department
Chris Conner  as Edgar Poe (seasons 1 - 2), an artificial intelligence (AI) that takes the likeness of Edgar Allan Poe and runs the hotel that serves as Kovacs' base of operations in Bay City
Dichen Lachman  as Reileen Kawahara / Gina Kovacs' sister
Ato Essandoh  as Vernon Elliot (season 1; guest season 2), a former Protectorate marine whose wife was imprisoned and daughter murdered
Kristin Lehman  as Miriam Bancroft and Naomi Bancroft (season 1), Laurens' wife
Trieu Tran  as Mister Leung / Ghostwalker (season 1), a killer and "fixer"
Renée Elise Goldsberry  as Quellcrist "Quell" Falconer (née Nadia Makita) (seasons 1 - 2), a master strategist and scientist, the creator of Stacks and leader of the Envoys
Lela Loren  as Danica Harlan (season 2), the governor of Harlan's World and the daughter of its founder, Konrad Harlan
Simone Missick  as Trepp a bounty hunter (season 2)
Dina Shihabi  as Dig 301 (season 2), an AI archaeologue
Torben Liebrecht  as Jaeger / Ivan Carrera (season 2), Kovacs' commanding officer in the CTAC Praetorian and surrogate father, later the leader of an elite fighting force called The Wedge operating on Harlan's World
Tamara Taylor  as Oumou Prescott (season 1)
Marlene Forte  as Alazne Ortega (season 1)
Byron Mann  as Mercenary Kovacs (season 1; flashbacks season 2) and Dimitri Kadmin (season 1)
Anthony Mackie  as Takeshi Kovacs
Hiro Kanagawa  as Captain Tanaka (season 1)
Hayley Law  as Lizzie Elliot (seasons 1 - 2)
Will Yun Lee  as Original Takeshi Kovacs / "Kovacs Prime" (seasons 1 - 2)
Adam Busch  as Mickey (season 1)
Tahmoh Penikett  as Dimitri (season 1)
Waleed Zuaiter  as Samir Abboud (season 1)
Michael Shanks  as Horace Axley (season 2)
James Saito  as Tanaseda Hideki
Sen Mitsuji  as Tanaseda Yukito (season 2)
Neal McDonough  as Konrad Harlan (season 2)
Antonio Marziale  as Isaac Bancroft
Zahf Paroo  as Curtis
Sharon Taylor  as Myka
Dalias Blake  as Batu
Orphée Ladouceur-Nguyen  as Morgaine
Skyler Mowatt  as Finch
Mitra Suri  as Simone
Fiona Vroom  as Sandy Kim
Daniel Bernhardt  as Jaeger
Lisa Chandler  as Mary Lou Henchy
Oliver Rice  as Mattias Stone
Morgan Gao  as Young Tak
Riley Lai Nelet  as Young Reileen
Xander Hall  as Cartel Meth #1
Cecilia Deacon  as Cartel Meth #2
Alika Autran  as Okulov
Fraser Aitcheson  as Praetorian
Kareem Tristan Alleyne  as Anil Imani
David Cubitt  as Dugan
Cliff Chamberlain  as Ava Elliot
Matt Biedel  as Dimi
Teach Grant  as Jimmy DeSoto
Stephanie Cleough  as Anemone
Marilyn Norry  as Shira
Michael Eklund  as Dimi 2
Anna Van Hooft  as Clarissa Severin
Victor Zinck Jr.  as Anton Durov
Garfield Wilson  as Gomez
Orlando Lucas  as TJ
Kevan Ohtsji  as Haruki Okada
Maddie Dixon-Poirier  as Little Girl
Hector Borderas  as Xalbador Kid #1
Dario de Iaco  as Neanderthal
Arnold Pinnock  as Hemingway
Chris McNally  as Sergei Brevlov
Francisco Trujillo  as Xalbador
Enrique Dante Miles Lopez  as Xalbador Kid #2
Andre Tricoteux  as The Mongol
Katie Stuart  as Vidaura
Matt Frewer  as Carnage
Carl Lumbly  as Lukas Imani
Matt Ellis  as Joshua Kemp
Britt Irvin  as Lila
Max Boateng  as Semetaire
Mark Acheson  as Gertie the Fence
Sean Amsing  as Gus
Michael Adamthwaite  as Father Kovacs
James R. Baylis  as Dick
Heather Doerksen  as Captain Veutin
Mike McLeod  as Tech
Mauri Bernstein  as Wei Receptionist
Nikohl Boosheri  as Nalan Ertekin
Andrew Chin  as Yakuza Thug
Eddie Flake  as Officer Davis
Toby Levins  as Pervy Guard
Sonia Beeksma  as Newscaster
Hannah Rose May  as Synth Woman
Yukari Komatsu  as Mother Kovacs
Karen Khunkhun  as Newscaster
James Rha  as Tech #1
Trevor Roberts  as CTAC Intel Officer
Courtney Richter  as Ava
Muhumuza Mushega  as African Male
Jihae  as Torch Singer
Salli Richardson-Whitfield  as Commission Leader
Jason Schombing  as Detective Ray Lorcan
Lexi Atkins  as Belle
Olga Fonda  as Sarah
Bradley Stryker  as Shifty Man
Marcus Aurelio  as Latino Guy
Paul Lazenby  as Trooper #1
Ian Rozylo  as Anglo Guy
Jane Hancock  as Orientation Woman
Steve Chang  as Asian Guy
Dagan Nish  as Rebel #1
John Emmet Tracy  as Warden Sullivan
Megan Danso  as Rebel #2
Naomi King  as Customer
Maxime Savaria  as Raab
Craig Haas  as Renouncer Holo
Troy Rudolph  as Re-Meet Dad
Jojo Ahenkorah  as Grant
Vern Bevis  as Bouncer
Bruce Blain  as Re-Sleeve Guard
Elfina Luk  as Re-Meet Mom
Alessandro Juliani  as Jack Soul Brasil
Victoria Katongo  as Female Synth #1
Jill Teed  as Bartender
Adam Thomas  as Hazmat Tech #1
Nyla Alleyne  as Child #3
Primo Allon  as Dodd
Kai Bradbury  as Tadao
Paul Cheng  as Scary Guy (as Paul Cheng)
Aaron Collett  as Advert Spokesman #1
Glynis Davies  as Old Junkie Woman
Howie Lai  as Meditech 1
Ely Jackson  as Hazmat Tech #2
Brittany Mitchell  as Female Synth #2
Asia Au-Yeung  as Child #2
Kwasi Thomas  as Meditech 2
Peter Woodward  as Pleasure Concierge
Kareem Malcolm  as Millsport Uni
Kat Ruston  as Disheveled Synth
Alison Araya  as Female Investigator
Demord Dann  as Guard
Jesse Downs  as Child #1
Jillian Fargey  as Mrs. Henchy
Hyuma Frankowski  as Uniform Officer
Jessica Garcie  as Mother at Stronghold
Joel Montgrand  as Meditech 3
Kira Clavell  as Cartel Meth #3
Darien Martin  as Male Synth
Jorge Vargas  as Scratcher #1
Nicole Anthony  as Trainee
Chelsea Gill  as Needlecast Tech
Camille Martinez  as Mother
Bailey Corneal  as Scratcher #2
Kamran Fulleylove  as Jarek
Alexander Lowe  as Gatekeeper
Carmela Sison  as Dig 682
Melanie Chan  as Dimi Asian Woman Sleeve
Toby Hargrave  as Flake
Darcy Hinds  as Kerwin
Lillian Lim  as Hostess
Jones Bay  as Dig 957
Bailey Burr  as Young Girl
Jason William Day  as Praetorian #1
Nada Cosovic  as Cousin #2
Edward Dalmas  as Meth Client
Wolfgang Klassen  as Security Office Guard
Anoop Randhawa  as Policeman
Shayn Walker  as Security Guard
Jason Cermak  as VR Tech #1
Cory Chetyrbok  as Spirit Saver Demonstrator
Darren Dolynski  as Male Investigator
Isabella Farrier  as Cousin #1
Vivian Full  as Nyman's Assistant
Yuvraj Kalsi  as Boy at Stronghold #1
Naiah Cummins  as A.I. Directory
Heather-Claire Nortey  as VR Tech #2
Hesham Hammoud  as Officer #2
Rob Hayter  as Corridor Guard
Joshua Jorssen  as Son
Michelle Lee  as Female Fighter
Jay Cardinal Villeneuve  as Spirit Saver Demonstrator 2
Winson Won  as Officer Levine
Sean Millington  as Praetorian Guard
Mike Wasko  as Mandrake Manager
Juana Lerma Juarez  as Xalbador's Wife
Ken Kramer  as Hank
Veda Maharaj  as Boy at Stronghold #2
Colleen Wheeler  as Nurse
Sean Owen Roberts  as Scratcher
Darren E. Scott  as Warehouse Guard
Chad Krowchuk  as Miles
David Lewis  as Director Nyman
David Will No  as Male Fighter
Eijiro Ozaki  as Saito
Ben Wilkinson  as Doctor
Shane Kim  as Praetorian #1
Jeremiah Oh  as Yakuza Guard
Tim Perez  as Father
Damon Lipari  as Dad
Michael Meneer  as Newscaster #2
Leanne Khol Young  as Praetorian #2
David Milchard  as Al
Jesse Redmond  as Maddy
Yuichi Saito  as Shimoda
Daphne Hoskins  as Young Daughter
Ray G. Thunderchild  as Customer
Amitai Marmorstein  as Junkie Dealer
Sukh Singh  as Morgue Tech
Christian Sloan  as Vincente Giraud
Kindall Charters  as Miner #1
Simon Chin  as Alcatraz Guard
Jody Racicot  as Mr. Philips
Kheon Clarke  as Passerby
Genn Love  as Man of Mandrake
Alyson Bath  as Woman Speaking Hologram
Alex Rockhill  as Dimi Latino Male Sleeve
Sheila Tyson  as Carla
Sky Kao  as Server
Nalani Wakita  as Advert Spokeswoman #2
Bree Woodill  as Woman Meth
Teana-Marie Smith  as Needlecast Agent #1
Leonie Bennett  as Sexy Synth Girl
Celeste Ziegler  as Advert Spokeswoman #1
Charles Zuckermann  as Control Tech
Jackie Blackmore  as Needlecast Agent #2
Justin Fortier  as Enraged Person #1
Kat Pasion  as 'B' Side Synth
Seth Whittaker  as Officer #1
Alan Mak  as Needlecast Tech #1
Guy Christie  as Enraged Person #2
Jason McKinnon  as Handsome Guy
Philip Cabrita  as Enraged Person #3
Tina Grant  as Overextended Mom
Michelle Clarke-Brown  as Enraged Person #4
Richard Ian Cox  as Cheap Lawyer
Vanessa Richards  as Enraged Person #5
Gaalen Engen  as Enraged Person #6
Amro Majzoub  as Enraged Person #7
Natascha Schulmeister  as Enraged Person #8
Shawn Bordoff  as Enraged Person #9
Chris Loubardeas  as Enraged Person #10
Naomi Simpson  as Enraged Person #11
Lauren Overholt  as Enraged Person #12


What are Altered Carbon filming details?

"Altered Carbon" series are produced by Skydance Media, Phoenix Pictures, Virago Productions, Mythology Entertainment and Skydance Television.

The average duration of each episode is 46 - 66 minutes. Country of origin: United States.


What are critics and audiences saying about Altered Carbon TV series?

"Altered Carbon" TV series got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 68/100.

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