Vancouver-Filmed ‘Altered Carbon’ Is Now On Netflix!

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Life, death and everything inbetween are explored in Netflix’s newest big-budget science fiction series Altered Carbon. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan and was ordered by Netflix 15 years after the novel was first published in 2002. It filmed it’s 10-episode first season right here in Hollywood North from November 2016 until June 2017.

Surrey’s new Skydance Media studio played home to the production of Altered Carbon. The studio set up shop in 2016 with a 75,000 square-foot production studio which complemented their new 8-year Netflix deal.

Altered Carbon stars Joel Kinnaman known for DC’s Suicide Squad and AMC’s The Killing which was adapted from a Danish series and filmed in Vancouver.  Local actress Kristin Lehman who was in the first two seasons of The Killing and was lead in the Canadian police drama Motive is also cast in Altered Carbon.

“In the distant future, human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies. Brought back to life after 250 years by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) the richest man on Earth, ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) must solve Bancroft’s attempted murder for the chance to live again in a world he doesn’t recognize.”

Netflix came up with some creative marketing for Altered Carbon in West Hollywood with a life-life bus stop ad:

Altered Carbon premiered on Netflix on February 2, 2018.

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