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Altered Carbon - Joel Kinnaman to Star in Netflix's Sci-Fi Drama Series



Joel Kinnaman is returning to Netflix.

The Killing star has been tapped to topline the streaming giant's sci-fi drama Altered Carbon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) has signed on to direct the series premiere.

Based on Richard Morgan's 2002 novel of the same name, Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) will pen the script for the 10-episode drama from 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. The drama revolves around Takeshi Kovacs, an ex-elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years, who is downloaded into a future he had tried to stop. If he 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.

Kinnaman will take on the role of Envoy.

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