Netflix has just ordered a first season for sci-fi ‘Altered Carbon,’ based on a book of the same name by Richard K. Norman.
Set several hundred years in the future, ‘Altered Carbon’ follows digital humans ‘sleeves’ living in a world where the concept of ‘spirit’ is no longer limited to one body. The book-turned-series likely has the making of just about everything a classic sci-fi fan could hope for, with space travel, philosophically complicated issues, interstellar war, and more.
Variety is reporting that the series will get a 10 episode first season order. The series will likely be one of Netflix’s biggest jumps into sci-fi, following the mixed-reviewed release of Sense8 in 2015. No release date has been set for ‘Altered Carbon’ but towards the end of 2016 or perhaps early 2017 seems likely.