Those working on upcoming Netflix original series Altered Carbon – based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan – have opened up about how the compelling show and its mighty fighting sequences will be brought to life this February, in a brand new promotional video that lets viewers in on some of the secrets of preparing for such a series. You can check out the “Fight For Your Life” piece below:

Altered Carbon will tell a compelling story of murder, mixing in the usual noir elements of love, sex and betrayal, but setting itself more than 300 years into the future. With technology allowing for the transformation of society in a way we’ve never experienced before, those living within the confines of the show can digitise their own consciousness, with human bodies interchangeable and the prospect of death no longer being a scary one. Why? Because death isn’t permanent.

If there’s anything we learn from the video, it’s that Altered Carbon won’t hold back in getting down and dirty, allowing its gritty nature to be ripped straight from the pages of the original novel and presented on screen. This isn’t a show for those faint of heart.

Laeta Kalogridis serves as creator and executive producer on the series, with Miguel Sapochnik serving as director, and the all-star cast including Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Renee Elisa Goldsberry, Will Yun Lee and Dichen Lachman.

The series is a long time coming, having been officially ordered by Netflix in January 2016, a whole 15 years after Klogridis had optioned the novel with the intent of bringing it to life, albeit in cinema at the time. A tough sell because of its content, it would seem that Altered Carbon has now found its perfect home in Netflix. Let’s hope it lives up to the hype.

Altered Carbon launches on Netflix on Friday, February 2, 2018.

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