The world of Altered Carbon is increasing.
Final month, after a two yr hiatus, the exhausting sci-fi thriller sequence returned to Netflix with a brand new lead (Anthony Mackie) and a brand new look on life. The plot was a little much less dense (however with loads of in-world phrases and historical past to know) and the writers pushed the unique, futuristic premise — that residents of the galaxy might transport their consciousnesses into new our bodies after loss of life by means of “sleeve” tech — to new heights. By shifting the motion to a brand new planet, Harlan’s World, the present escaped the confines of serialized TV to turn into one thing akin to an anthology sequence, albeit with important, recurring parts.
Scorching on the heels of season 2’s February debut, Netflix is able to launch a spin-off Altered Carbon film in simply two weeks. Altered Carbon: Resleeved a characteristic anime movie from Dai Satō (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost within the Shell: Stand Alone Advanced) transports the motion to the planet Latimer, the place “Takeshi Kovacs should defend a tattoo artist whereas investigating the loss of life of a yakuza boss alongside a no-nonsense CTAC,” in response to a Netflix abstract. It’s unclear if the movie is a sequel or prequel, however based mostly on the top of season 2, we’d guess the latter.
The primary trailer for Resleeved fuses the Blade Runner-esque aesthetic of the live-action sequence with acquainted Japanese cyberpunk. The 3D-as-2D animation provides to the otherworldly high quality — and the quantity of blood that hits the ground. True to the unique present, Resleeved appears to be like prefer it’s taking full benefit of an uptick in swords and machine weapons.
Altered Carbon: Resleeved premieres on Netflix on March 19.