In the 25th century, humans are digitized and can be downloaded into different bodies, making death almost obsolete.
Netflix’s upcoming hard R-rated sci-fi series Altered Carbon has wrapped filming in Vancouver. The 10-episode adaption of Richard Morgan’s cyberpunk book filmed mainly in Surrey’s Skydance Studios on giant sets built on the new five sound-stage studio converted from the former Province and Vancouver Sun printing press. And in downtown Vancouver in the former Canada Post building.
Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) stars in Altered Carbon as Takeshi Kovacs, the last of the interstellar warriors known as the Envoys, who after 500 years in dark storage has his consciousness downloaded into a new body (sleeve) in the San Francisco of the 25th Century. Kovacs must solve a single murder in a world where death is almost obsolete or return to the eternal darkness of the cortical stack. Martha Higareda is Kristin Ortega, a lieutenant in the Bay City Police Department.
“They’re really going to be able to create a world that’s got a bigger budget than the first three seasons of Game of Thrones,” Joel Kinnaman told Yahoo News. “It’s going to be something special. It’s something that’s never been done before, and I’m a big fan of intelligent sci-fi. To see a sci-fi show that’s a hard R-rated sci-fi show with a big budget, so they’re really going to be able to create this entire world … I just started drooling at that possibility.”
Altered Carbon filmed in metro Vancouver from mid-November last year to early July this year.