Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Netflix Orders 10 Episodes of 'Altered Carbon' Novel Adaptation

Netflix has ordered 10 episodes for a dramatic adaptation of Richard Morgan's 2002 novel Altered Carbon. No premiere date window was immediately revealed by the online streaming service.

Set in the 25th century, the drama explores what happens when the human mind becomes digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to another. It centers on Takeshi Kovacs, an ex-elite interstellar warrior known as Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years and is downloaded into a future he had tried to stop. If Envoy can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he will get a chance at a new life on Earth.

Laeta Kalogridis is writing the adaptation and will serve as showrunner for the first season. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt will also executive produce. Skydance Television and Mythology Entertainment.