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Joel Kinnaman to Star in Netflix Sci-Fi Series ‘Altered Carbon’

Joel Kinnaman will star in Netflix’s sci-fi series “Altered Carbon,” Variety has learned.

Miguel Sapochnik (“Game of Thrones”) is set to direct the first episode of the 10-episode series, which was ordered earlier this year by the streaming giant.

Altered Carbon” is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same name. The futuristic series is set in the 25th century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to the next. Kinnaman will play Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years and is downloaded into a future he had tried to stop. If he can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he’ll get a chance at a new life on Earth.

The sci-fi series hails from Skydance Television. Laeta Kalogridis is writing, serving as showrunner and exec producer, along with Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross.

Kinnaman is no stranger to Netflix. He stars in the most recent season of “House of Cards.” He’s also known for “The Killing,” plus films “Robocop,” “Run All Night” and “Safe House.” Up next, he’s starring in the hotly anticipated “Suicide Squad,” which hits theaters on August 5.

Kinnaman is repped by WME and Magnolia Entertainment.

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