Wednesday, 17 May 2017

ALTERED CARBON TV series will launch in 2018

Netflix has put up a placeholder web page for their new cyberpunk SF show Altered Carbon, based on Richard Morgan's iconic Takeshi Kovacs trilogy of novels. It doesn't contain much info at the moment, but it does confirm that the show will launch in 2018 rather than late this year, as some had previously hoped.


Production on the series started at the end of last year and would appear to be wrapping up sometime around now. Lots of effects work remains ahead - Altered Carbon is reportedly Netflix's most expensive show at $7 million an episode, matching the earlier seasons of Game of Thrones (but only half of the budget of the upcoming seventh season of that series) - before the show hits the screen.

5 comments:

alibaba said...

One of my favourite books, I really hope they do it justice.

Unknown said...

I love the books! I recommend them to anyone who cares to speak to me. I've been looking forward to this release for a long time now and I am anticipating good things.

Broken said...

Stop jerking us off and show the damn thing already

Adam Whitehead said...

February 2018, apparently. I'm surprised we haven't seen a trailer yet.

Gregor Eisenhorn said...

Morgan was very much a victim of his own success with Altered Carbon. The first book is a fantastic mix of sci-fi and old school Raymond Cgandler detective novel and very self contained. The second and third are as if the publishers saw the book win awards, drove a truck full of money upto Morgans house and said "Yes, we'll have more of this please." Leaving him to go "Uh.....sure." and give us two piss poor books in comparison to the first.
I truly hope they do it justice, and if it goes past the first season, they don't adhere to the susequent books.