In what seems to have become a near-weekly occurrence, Netflix has picked up yet another new original program for a straight-to-series order — this time of the sci-fi variety. Called Altered Carbon, and based on the book of the same name, the futuristic new show will be written be Laeta Kalogridis, who is known for writing some pretty big screenplays, including Shutter Island and Terminator Genisys, reports Variety.The story for the new series is set in the 25th Century and follows a bizarre, Black Mirror-style premise whereby human minds are now completely digital, allowing people to transfer their “souls” from one body to another. It sounds kind of like a futuristic version of reincarnation. The main character is Takeshi Kovacs, a former warrior who has been serving the past 500 years in prison, but has now been downloaded into a new body, and placed in this strange new world.But here’s the interesting part: there’s been a murder. Which is, of course, puzzling since the aforementioned premise would suggest that death is virtually impossible. Kovacs, naturally, must try to solve the crime in order to resume life on earth. The novel was written by Richard K. Morgan, and released in 2002.In addition to writing the screenplay for… Read full this story
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