Altered Carbon (2018– )
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The Killers 

As a cornered Kovacs braces for a final showdown in the sky, a new hero emerges and more buried secrets come to light.


Peter Hoar


Laeta Kalogridis (created by), Richard Morgan (based on the novel by) (as Richard K. Morgan) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Kinnaman ... Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy ... Laurens Bancroft
Martha Higareda ... Kristin Ortega
Chris Conner ... Poe
Dichen Lachman ... Reileen Kawahara
Ato Essandoh ... Vernon Elliot
Kristin Lehman ... Miriam Bancroft
Trieu Tran ... Mr. Leung
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Quellcrist Falconer
Tamara Taylor ... Oumou Prescott
Adam Busch ... Mickey
Cliff Chamberlain ... Ava Elliot
Marlene Forte ... Alazne Ortega
Hiro Kanagawa ... Captain Tanaka
Hayley Law ... Lizzie Elliot


Reileen sends the ghost walker and her minions to the Raven Hotel to kill Kovacs' friends. They destroy Poe, kill Micky and bring Ava with them to the Head in the Cloud. However Poe sends Lizzie to the Head in the Cloud before he is destroyed. She sleeves to a synthetic body and helps her parents, Kovacs and Ortega to fight Reileen, the ghost walker and the other gangsters. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)| Dolby Atmos (Netflix)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


At around the 10 minute mark, Poe recites a portion of a line of poetry. It is from Edgar Allan Poe's immortal poem Anabelle Lee. "And neither the angels in heaven above, nor the demons down under the sea, can ever dissever my soul from the soul of the beautiful..." See more »


[last lines]
Quellcrist Falconer: [narrating] After his princess died, the peasant boy wandered the world lost to despair. Until one day, he came upon an immortal who told him his princess had been stolen, trapped in an enchantment. So now he seeks her, across this world and every other. Because somewhere, sealed behind frozen glass and thick walls of deadly thorns, she sleeps waiting to be awakened. And someday, without fail, he will find her.
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A Great Finish To A Great Season!
6 February 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

After all the carnage, fire, and retribution, Altered Carbon leaves us with a sense of closure, a solved case, and direction for the future, should the series be renewed for a second season.

Despite a bit of a sag mid-season, the tightness of the writing and the well-thought-out story arcs shine in this and the previous episodes. There was always more going on than we realized. The ending is heavy and as poetic as it is dramatic.

If the series is renewed, the producers will have to pull off some fancy casting or sleeve sleight of hand in order to reuse the same cast. One of the downsides of Altering so much Carbon I suppose.

Well worth the watch. I believe those who gave it a negative review probably checked out among the handful of episodes in the middle that deviated from form enough to almost feel like a different show. If you enjoyed the first 3-4 episodes, stick with it. Altered Carbon finishes strong!

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