Hard-boiled mercenary Takeshi Kovacs is back on a new case back and in a new body (or “sleeve”) in the trailer for season two ofAltered Carbon, the Netflix adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 cyberpunk novel of the same name.
(Some spoilers for S1 below.)
Like the novel, the series is set in a world more than 360 years in the future, where a person’s memories and consciousness can be uploaded into a devicebased on alien technologyknown as a cortical stack. The stack can be implanted at the back of the neck of any human body (known as a “sleeve”), whether natural or synthetic, so an individual consciousness can be transferred between bodies. Income equality still exists, however, so only the very rich can afford true immortality, storing their consciousness in remote backups and maintaining a steady supply of clones. Those people are called “Meths” (a reference to the biblical Methuselah, who supposedly lived for 969 years).