ALTERED CARBON is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness "re-sleeved" into new bodies. The story follows specially trained "Envoy" soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into the body of a disgraced cop at the behest of Laurens Bancroft, a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth.
Martha Higareda, Antonio Marziale, Chris Conner, Hiro Kanagawa, Kristin Lehman, Alika Autran, Teach Grant, Joel Kinnaman, Hayley Law, Zahf Paroo, James Purefoy, Waleed Zuaiter, Adam Busch, Lionel Marye, Tamara Taylor, Lisa Chandler, Ato Essandoh, Cliff Chamberlain, Stephanie Cleough, Maddie Dixon-Poirier, Dichen Lachman, Byron Mann, Chris McNally, Arnold Pinnock, Andre Tricoteux, Sean Amsing, Fraser Aitcheson, Eddie Flake, Matt Frewer, Renee Goldsberry, Paul Lazenby, Hannah Rose May, David Milchard, Muhumuza Mushega, Tahmoh Penikett, Courtney Richter, Trieu Tran, Anna Van Hooft, Garfield Wilson, Sarah Ziolkowski