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Netflix Series 'Altered Carbon' Has Serious 'Blade Runner' Vibes

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Netflix is taking another swing at a big-budget action thriller with Altered Carbon, based on Richard K. Morgan’s sci-fi novel of the same name.

Starring Joel Kinnaman, the murder mystery series is set in a distant future where human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies. A neon color palette fills the lush and beautiful cinematography, with the whole thing feeling very Blade Runner inspired in terms of tone and style.

Kinnaman was fantastic in House of Cards and The Killing and was especially good in the Swedish film Snabba Cash. Though he's had some misses, he's an immense talent and looks like he's having a lot of fun in this role. 

The first season of Altered Carbon debuts on streaming devices February 2nd.