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Netflix Orders Sci-Fi Drama Based on 'Altered Carbon' novel, will stream 02.02.18

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Netflix Orders Sci-Fi Drama Based on 'Altered Carbon' novel, will stream 02.02.18

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Netflix is making good on its plan to invest $5 billion in original content.

The streaming service has handed out a straight-to-series 10-episode order for a drama based on Richard Morgan's 2002 novel Altered Carbon.

Adapted by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Skydance Television, the passion project is set in the 25th century and 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 named Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years and when he 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.

Kalogridis previously penned the a screenplay for Altered Carbon to no avail. That has now become the Netflix drama.

Kalogridis will pen the script, exec produce and serve as showrunner. Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross exec produce alongside Kalogridis' Mythology Entertainment partners Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt.

Altered Carbon expands Netflix's relationship with Skydance, which also has comedy Grace and Frankie set up at the streamer.

For Netflix, Altered Carbon becomes the latest series in the works at the digital behemoth and comes as part of the company's plan to invest an impressive $5 billion in original content. Their drama roster also includes Gypsy, Mind Hunter, Black Mirror, Stranger Calls, The Get Down, Sens8, Narcos and many more.

Anyone read this novel?
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Sounds interesting, good to see netflix investing more in sci-fi.
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"The Killing alum Joel Kinnaman is set as the lead in Netflix’s Altered Carbon, a futuristic drama series conceived, written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar). Miguel Sapochnik (Game Of Thrones) has come on board to direct the first episode of the series, from Skydance Television."
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Been meaning to read the series because it sounds like a great one. Will be watching for this.

Really cool to see these sci-fi novel series getting turned into TV shows. I thought The Expanse was done well, if a bit slow in the beginning due to the source material.
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More casting news
http://deadline.com/2016/08/altered-car ... 201798410/

"Martha Higareda (Royal Pains) is set as the female lead opposite Joel Kinnaman and Hap and Leonard’s James Purefoy will co-star. Also cast in the series, are Dichen Lachman (The Last Ship) and Leonardo Nam (Westworld)."
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Netflix sci-fi series 'bigger than Game of Thrones' ready to move into Surrey film studio
Skydance Studios, the state-of-the-art film production facility in Surrey that gets its grand, ribbon-cutting opening on Tuesday, will be home base for an ambitious, big-budget Netflix science fiction series.

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I hope it doesn't flop lol. It would be nice to have some more hit shows produced/filmed in Canada.....keeping the economy going. From my understanding, this show alone employees 400 people (directly). Netflix has budgeted $7 million USD per episode.
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the show looks really good. reminds me of the game series deus ex.

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