Commentary: The body-hopping sci-fi thriller might have just been too weird and cerebral for Netflix audiences.
Reportedly, it wasn't because of COVID.
Netflix has canceled “Altered Carbon,” it’s reported, axing the sci-fi series after just two seasons. Based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan, the cyberpunk show focused on a private investigator, Takeshi Kovacs, in a world where consciousness can be transferred between bodies known as “sleeves.” The first season premiered on Netflix in early 2018, starring Joel Kinnaman as Kovaks. … Continue reading
Netflix has canceled its adaptation of Altered Carbon after two seasons, according to Variety, marking the end of yet another big-budget adaptation for the streaming service.
According to Deadline, the cancellation was decided back in April, and was made for the company’s usual cost / benefit reasons. In other words, Altered Carbon’s fate isn’t apparently COVID-19 related — as has been the case with other recent Netflix cancellations, like The Society and I Am Not Okay With This, both of which had second season plans nixed “due to circumstances created by COVID,” according to a Netflix statement at the time.
The fact that Altered Carbon got the axe isn’t too surprising
The fact that Altered Carbon got the axe isn’t too surprising,...
A sneak peek at what the future holds for the alternate history Apple TV+ show.
The show had it all: sci-fi, conspiracy theories, mysteries, the supernatural, and of course aliens.It was the fact that they were co-workers who shifted between being friends, opposites and outlaws wistful of their feelings for each other while unraveling the layered mysteries and dangers of our government.On Thursday, CBS will premiere new psychological mystery Evil, which uses both science and religion (seemingly at odds these days) to examine the sources of evil in our world.The possibility of a new TV duo (or trio, let's not forget Aasif Mandvi's character on Evil), got a few of us at CNET thinking about our favorite male and female TV detective pairings over the years.Also, we don't realize how interested in each other Sarah (Mireille Enos) and Stephen (Joel Kinnaman) are right from the start.And I know Seattle natives weren't happy about the portrayal of their city, especially when it came to rain (also, the show was filmed in Vancouver, not Seattle, and that never helps).
They might not stick around very long, but the cast of director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has been officially confirmed — and it’s an impressive list, to put it mildly.Gunn revealed the full cast of the upcoming DC film on Twitter.The project is reported to be a soft relaunch of the franchise after the underwhelming performance of the 2016 Suicide Squad film, and “take the franchise in a new direction” instead of serving as a direct sequel.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 13, 2019Returning cast members from the 2016 movie include Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg.Among the newcomers are some high-profile actors that were previously rumored to be joining the project, including John Cena, Taika Waititi, and Idris Elba.
As you've probably gathered from the Internet today, this is the 50th anniversary of the historic launch of Apollo 11.Tech giant Apple, which has recently gotten into TV production, has released a new, short sneak-peek video for its space-themed For All Mankind series to tie in with the milestone.This marks the second trailer for the show, but this one has a different focus than the one we saw last month.In it, the showrunners discuss the motivation behind making For All Mankind, the themes it will cover, and more in a series of interviews interspersed with footage.Some of the clips are new, but many are recycled from the previous trailer.Soviets beat US to first crewed moonwalk in For All Mankind trailer
One of the shows coming to Apple’s forthcoming streaming original content video service, Apple TV+, is ‘For All Mankind,’ a series led by showrunner Ronald D. Moore, whose most notable previous credit is creating Syfy’s ‘Battlestar Galactica’ remake series.‘For All Mankind’ is an alternate history fiction series that imagines what happens if the Russians beat the U.S. to being the first to land an astronaut on the Moon.In a new featurette, Moore and his fellow series creators, along with some of their technical advisors, talk about the show, and what the actual Apollo 11 Moon landing meant to thew world.The 40th anniversary of that real historical event is coming up on July 20, but you’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the Joel Kinnaman-starring ‘For All Mankind’ – it’s arriving this Fall along with Apple TV+, but we don’t yet have specifics on exactly when, or on how much the service will cost when it does become available.The official first trailer for ‘For All Mankind’ is below, in case you missed its debut last month.There’s not much to go on here but the premise definitely seems engaging, and I do detect a very BSG -ish vibe from what scenes are available to see here.
That's probably your first reaction to hearing about Amazon's TV adaptation of Joe Wright's 2011 thriller Hanna.If the pilot, streaming on Amazon Video now, is any indication, it'll be an uneven journey.Joel Kinnaman from Netflix's Altered Carbon replaces Bana as action dad Erik Heller.The show opens with a bang as Heller kidnaps (or rescues?)a baby girl from a mysterious facility in Romania and escapes into the wilderness -- though not without a major sacrifice along the way.Flash forward 15 years to find the baby is now teenager Hanna, played by Esme Creed-Miles in place of Ronan.
Netflix revealed the cast for the next season of its body-swapping sci-fi series Altered Carbon in a video on Friday, and the lineup includes a number of Marvel players.Considering that the premise of Altered Carbon is about people who can change into different bodies called "sleeves," it makes sense that some of the characters from season 1 will have new faces.Anthony Mackie -- best known for his role as Sam Wilson/Falcon in Captain America: Civil War and the Avengers movies -- will play the lead character, mercenary Takeshi Kovacs.Actor Joel Kinnaman originally played the character in season 1.Simone Missick -- who played Detective Misty Knight in the Netflix Marvel shows The Defenders, Luke Cage and Iron Fist -- joins as the character Trepp.Also joining the season 2 cast are Torben Liebrecht (Operation Finale) and James Saito (The Terror.)
After releasing its first ad for Jack Ryan during the Super Bowl last year, Amazon Prime Video will return to the Big Game on Sunday with a 60-second ad for a new upcoming show, Hanna.Based on a 2011 film of the same name, Hanna centers around a young woman, to be played by Esme Creed-Miles, who was raised in seclusion in the woods of Eastern Europe.Her survivalist skills are put to the test when she is discovered by CIA agents and is separated from her father, to be played by Joel Kinnaman.The first episode will be available for 24 hours to Amazon Prime holders, and the full season will launch in March.Amazon Studios ordered eight episodes of the series written and produced by David Farr.The show was shot on location in Hungary, Slovakia, Morocco, Spain and the U.K.
Altered Carbon, the new cyberpunk series from Netflix, has enough gonzo violence to satisfy even the most hardcore action fan.“It felt like they fell back on that trope of, ‘Now I’m going to beat the shit out of somebody to get the information I need,’ a little bit too often.”Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy host David Barr Kirtley enjoyed Altered Carbon, particularly its top-notch visuals and worldbuilding, but agrees that a lack of subtlety, especially when it comes to Joel Kinnaman’s de facto detective character Takeshi Kovacs, is a constant problem for the show.“It’s like, ‘I’m this badass guy, and I’m sulky and I just tell people what’s what, and then I kick their ass.And then there are all these beautiful women, and they’re all—in one way or another—in love with me or obsessed with me.’ And that was one of my least favorite aspects of the show.”The everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink approach also extends to the show’s dizzyingly convoluted mystery plot, though critic Beth Elderkin points out that the show is actually easier to follow than its source material, the novel Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan.
Eight women stand naked around actress Dichen Lachman in an eerie dark-blue set covered in shards of silicon glass.She lifts her TV sword and kicks off what will become a memorable (and controversial) fight scene.That scene is from the new Netflix series "Altered Carbon", the latest sci-fi blockbuster from Netflix's big spending spree.At $6 million to $7 million per episode (there are 10) it's almost as pricey as the Will Smith-led "Bright", the sci-fi and fantasy film that cost $90 million.Lachman plays Rei, sister to main character Takeshi Kovacs (played first by Will Yun Lee, then Joel Kinnaman -- read on for how that works) in the dystopian future of 2384, where people can cheat death.Everyone has a device that stores their consciousness, called a "stack", installed in the back of their neck.
Fans of the dystopian-noir novel Altered Carbon surely had to wonder what form it would take when turned into a TV series.The result, whose entire first TV season debuted last week on Netflix, is a pretty surprising one: it's totally solid.The results walk a tricky tightrope between book-allegiant and TV-appropriate, and as a result, neither end of the viewer spectrum will come away 100 percent satisfied.This is not necessarily must-see TV; not quite the sci-fi world's version of Breaking Bad or The Wire.In my dream world, Netflix would create an entirely new edit of Altered Carbon's first season that pulls a few of its needlessly violent and sexual punches—let alone the egregious moments that gratuitously combine those two extremes.The compliment that I want to give this series is how awesome it could otherwise play for any sci-fi hungry teenagers in your life—for young adults coming to terms with identity, morality, and altruism.
This may be virtually true in today’s world, where surviving retirement can feel impossible, but it’s also the literal premise of Altered Carbon, Netflix’s new prestige sci-fi series.Based on Richard K. Morgan’s novel of same name, the neo-noir is set several hundred years in the future, when human consciousness has been digitized into microchip-like “stacks” constantly being swapped into and out of various bodies, or “sleeves.”This technology, along with innovations like human cloning and artificial intelligence, has given society a quantum leap, but it’s also sent socioeconomic stratification into overdrive, creating dire new realities for the poor and incarcerated while simultaneously producing an elite upper-class.Called “Mets”—short for “Methuselahs”—the members of Altered Carbon’s 0.001 percent have achieved virtual immortality thanks to vaults of their own cloned sleeves and cloud backups full of their stacks.In the 25th century, transhumanism—the belief that human beings are destined to transcend their mortal flesh through technology—has reached its full potential, and some of its end results are not pretty, at all.But Altered Carbon is only the latest bit of transhumanism to hit TV recently.
Altered Carbon, released today by Netflix, is adapted from a science fiction novel by Richard K. Morgan.It tells the story of Takeshi Kovacs, a one-time rebel (played by Joel Kinnaman) who’s forced to take on the role of detective and track down a rich man’s murderer.The twist: The murder victim is also Kovacs’ employer, because the series takes place in a future where human consciousness can be transferred between bodies.In this week’s episode of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast, Jordan Crook, Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha offer their initial thoughts on the series, which livens up a familiar, Blade Runner-y setting with some big science fiction ideas — and it expects viewers to keep up without much explanation.We also discuss YouTube TV’s launch on Roku and Apple TV and HBO’s online growth.And while it’s not streaming-related, we had to talk about the accident Darrell was in while testing out automated driving tech.
With a rumored $7 million-an-episode price tag, Netflix is hoping that its noir cyberpunk "Blade Runner"-like series "Altered Carbon" will entice audiences to binge-watch the unusual sci-fi tale of murder, sex and betrayal.Based on the 2002 sci-fi novel of the same name by British author Richard K. Morgan, "Altered Carbon" tells the story of a gangster turned super soldier named Takeshi Kovacs.Brought back to life 250 years after he dies, Kovacs is tasked by Laurens Bancroft, a mysterious and powerful millionaire, to solve Bancroft's own murder.The world (set 300 years into the future) is one in which people with enough money can download and pass their consciousness from body to body, which are known as "sleeves."With a soul or personality that can be digitized and indefinitely transferred from one sleeve to another, individuals with enough cash to burn can, in theory, live forever.In the new trailer, posted by Netflix on Thursday, we see Kovacs (played by "House of Cards'" Joel Kinnaman) trying to understand the new world he's been thrust into.
We've seen the teasers for Netflix's upcoming cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, but now we've got a spectacular new full-length trailer to feast our (hopefully original) eyes on.Based on the acclaimed novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is set in a distant future where the ability to transfer human consciousness to new bodies renders death meaningless (well, for rich people, at least).Waking up in the body of a disgraced cop some 250 years after his death, soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is tasked with solving the murder of wealthy aristocrat Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy).It's the victim himself that's handing him the job – though he can't remember exactly what happened before his death, which the police have ruled as a suicide, he's convinced it was actually a homicide.As you can see from the trailer below, the Netflix Original series looks quite expensive, with its Blade Runner-style visuals and many action set-pieces.We're hoping the show lives up to its stunning trailers and provides plenty of thought-provoking philosophical discussion when it arrives on the service on February 2, 2018.
Netflix has released a full-length trailer for its original science fiction TV show Altered Carbon, and it takes viewers forcefully into the future where consciousness and body are two distinctly separate things.This is the first full length trailer Netflix has released for its hotly anticipated show.The series stars Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman known for his role in The Killing.Altered Carbon is based on the 2002 cyberpunk book with the same name written by Richard Morgan.Blade Runner fans in particular have expressed excitement about the series’ upcoming arrival and its potential for bringing the genre a new level of popularity.The movie is set hundreds of years in the future where consciousness is something that can be saved and then downloaded into a new body; the body, in that world at least, is something like an advanced suit that consciousness merely inhabits for a short while.
In among the deluge of CES news releases this week, one stood out to me because it made little sense: Netflix was bringing its upcoming Altered Carbon series to the big Las Vegas exhibition.How do you bring a drama series to a hardware show?It turns out, Netflix’s idea was to construct an elaborate faux-serious campaign, including a partnership with the drama’s fictional company Psychasec, and the collaborative booth they’re presenting at CES is a pretend exhibition area for Psychasec’s “sleeve” products.A sleeve, in the Altered Carbon universe, is a spare body you can transfer your consciousness into — because, as the tagline smugly proclaims, “no body lives forever.”I had to get some background on what Altered Carbon, based on a cyberpunk sci-fi novel of the same name, was about from my colleague Andrew Liptak.Set 300 years in the future, it follows a dead soldier named Takeshi Kovacs (Suicide Squad’s Joel Kinnaman).
Based on the beloved science fiction novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon tells of a future where human consciousness can be transferred between bodies, effectively rendering death obsolete.The Netflix series, from writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis (Terminator Genisys, Shutter Island) and director Miguel Sapochnik (best known for directing the 'Battle of the Bastards' episode of Game of Thrones) stars Joel Kinnaman (Netflix's own House of Cards, The Killing).He plays Takeshi Kovacs, the last remaining member of an elite squad of soldiers who is killed only to wake up centuries later in the body of a disgraced cop.Now, he must find out who did this to him and why.One look at the trailer below and it's clear that Altered Carbon is an expensive undertaking for Netflix.With its Blade Runner-esque visuals and immense scope, we can't wait to binge the entire series when it arrives on the service on February 2, 2018.
Over the summer, Netflix likely ruined the day for some sci-fi fans when the company announced its biggest original genre series, Sense8, wouldn't be returning for a third season.Though fan outcry pushed the streaming service to commit to a one-off, two-hour finale for the Wachowskis' series, the cancellation still left a sci-fi sized hole in the company's programming going forward.That changes on February 2, 2018.Today, Netflix released the first trailer for Altered Carbon, a 10-episode series based on the Philip K. Dick award-winning 2002 novel from Richard Morgan.Here's how the company describes the premise:Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future.
While we were choosing the most badass motorcycles from sci-fi movies, the suggestions came faster than a 74-Z speeder and with more authority than a Lawmaster.In the end, what we originally intended to be a “top 10” list quickly grew to a “top 14.” If we included television shows — looking at you, Battlestar Galactica — the list could have easily grown longer.Either way, sit back and check out some of the more memorable motorcycles from science fiction (clips included)Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)Terminator 2: Judgement Day is the 1991 sequel to 1984’s original Terminator, both directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.After landing in a parking lot on Earth, Schwarzenegger finds clothing and transportation in the form of 1990 Harley-Davidson Fatboy at a nearby biker bar.
the Contractor Filip Tysanders klockbolag Daniel Wellington is one of Sweden's most successful modebolag the last decade.Last year, the company made grotesque 1 billion in profit.Now, launched a new competitor in the form of Stockholmsstartupen Carl Edmond.the Company operated by Ali Nouri, who has been klockentreprenör already from 14 years of age.A watch became two, became four, became to the stacked boxes in the pojkrummet.With Carl Edmond is the first time he makes a completely private klockmärke.
The sequel to 2016's "Suicide Squad" could begin filming next year, star Joel Kinnaman told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday.In an article about Kinnaman's role as Frank Underwood's opponent on "House of Cards," the actor revealed that he's interested in returning to his role as Rick Flag."As far as I know they're writing the script and I think the plan is to shoot it sometime in 2018, but that could change," Kinnaman said."I think I'll definitely come back for it."He'd also be interested in seeing director David Ayer, who it's fair to say was not every fan's favorite, return to his spot behind the camera."Ultimately, I'd love for David Ayer to direct it," Kinnaman said.
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do not Display the Gadget-items Gadget / Virtual realityToday draws Tele2 started a campaign where we get to follow a number of Swedish celebrities and semi-celebrities in their everyday lives.the Rig is, inter alia, equipped with a GoPro Hero 4 camera and you can take a look how the rig looks on the picture below.the First of the people we follow in the Emotional Reality is the robot-builder Simone Giertz and then follow eight other Swedish celebrities.What these are, you can check out under the "Read more" and in the trailer above makes the actor Joel Kinnaman advertising for it all.Simone Giertz, robotmakare, 25 October
Joel Kinnaman is preparing YOU - ready to be guarded.How is it to be someone else?With a new technology it is possible to search into the head of another human being.Emotional Reality, YOU, called the technology that makes it possible, through interactivity, to follow another person's experiences, pulse, breath, and sweating at close range.In a project that Tele2 stands behind will be able to follow the nine people live through YOU.Some of them are actor Joel Kinnaman, the businesswoman Cristina Stenbeck, robotmakaren Simone Giertz and bodyhackaren Amal Graaftstra.
This week, the world of superhero movies seems to be pondering roads not taken: What if Suicide Squad had a little LaBeouf?Oh, and it turns out that Jason Momoa is ready to take up the mantle of as many comic book heroes as possible.That character and Tom Hardy s character later played by Joel Kinnaman got written down to build Will up, he explained, adding, I don t think Warner Bros. wanted me.SUPER IDEA: Finding the One Actor Who Isn t Looking for a Superhero Property to Boost His CareerSomething that s been talked about a lot over the last couple of years is just when Mel Gibson s superhero-assisted revival will happen.In a recent interview with Deadline, Gibson railed against the genre, calling Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a piece of shit, adding I m not interested in the stuff.