Sunday, August 7, 2016

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR NETFLIX SF EPIC SERIES 'ALTERED CARBON' WITH JOEL KINNAMAN, JAMES PUREFOY, LEONARDO NAM!

'ALTERED CARBON' SF SERIES
JOEL KINNAMAN AND JAMES PUREFOY TO LEAD THE CAST
Television news today, spylings, with a project we're looking forward to - science fiction Netflix series ALTERED CARBON written and produced by Avatar's Laeta Kalogridis. Earlier this summer I informed you that Joel Kinnaman will lead the cast and now he is joined by James Purefoy and others.

DEATH IS OBSOLETE    The small screen adaptation of Richard Morgan’s 2002 cyberpunk sci-fi novel, ALTERED CARBON is set in the 25th century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to the next. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years, is downloaded into a future he’d tried to stop. If he can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he’ll get a chance at a new life on Earth.

OTHER STARS IN THE CAST
The cast will also include Martha Higareda as Kristin Ortega, a smart and tough Lieutenant in the Bay City PD. She and her family are immigrants from the North LaTam Zone (an area that was once Mexico, Belize, Guatamala and El Salvador) and Ortega is following in the footsteps of her father, a cop who died heroically in the line of duty. James Purefoy is going to portray Laurens Bancroft. One of the super wealthy class known as Methuselahs, Bancroft is rich, influential, and over 500 years old. He is a man of contradictions, ruthlessly powerful yet unexpectedly moral, his deep passion for all the pleasures of life matched only by his need to exert iron control over everything around him. Dichen Lachman will be Reileen Kawahara, Takeshi Kovacs’ older sister, they share a dark and violent childhood. They were killers for hire who became revolutionaries, but always stayed at each other’s side until Reileen was killed. Leonardo Nam is set to play Stronghold Kovacs, the body Takeshi Kovacs was born into. As a young man, he joined the Uprising, fell in love, became an Envoy and then endured the loss of everyone and everything that mattered to him.

20 comments:

  1. The concept of a digitalized mind is on the one hand downright scary and on the other, captivating. A must see.

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    1. I hope they download my brain into Leonardo Nam's body if it ever happens :)

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  2. I love the premise and the cast looks great.

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  3. Quite a concept. Hopefully this Netflix adaptation works out. It should be better at least than the God awful trailer that released the other day for James Patterson's Maximum Ride.

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    1. haven't seen that one. They often have crappy things over there, but also some lovely ones

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  4. I had to read that twice to follow that. That's one confusing character chain!

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  5. This sounds like it will be fascinating.

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    1. yes, especially with Laeta producing

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  6. Looks very cool and I love James Purefoy and Joel Kinnaman :)

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    1. we love nom Nam too! He is ever so nice, he liked our post at Twitter

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  7. Hub's is finally better. I hope to stop in to see you regularly again dahlink!

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    1. God Bless him, dear, I thought I'd die from not knowing what was happening, you really scared me!

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  8. Let's hope this never becomes a reality! Scary thought to mess with the mind and body like that!

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  9. so..lives in 25th century isn't that cool after all :)

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  10. One MB will do to digitize most minds.

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    1. indeed, mine included, especially if they first delete all the naughtiness

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