'Altered Carbon': The New Netflix Series, Explained | Hollywood Reporter

‘Altered Carbon’: The New Netflix Series, Explained | Hollywood Reporterhttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/altered-carbon-new-netflix-series-explained-1081140From executive producer and showrunner Laeta Kalogridis, and based on an original 2002 novel written by author Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon takes place in a far future world where mankind has captured immortality like lightning in a bottle — or high-tech devices in the back of the neck, more like it. Through this surreal lens, the Netflix series explores subjects relevant to our own sociopolitical context: class struggles, racial and religious divides, extraordinary abuses of power and power dynamics between men and women evocative of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements washing over our current culture.