Netflix fills a sci-fi hole in its originals lineup with Altered Carbon

The first trailer for Netflix's adaptation of Altered Carbon is a hard one to sit through if you have a weak stomach.

In Morgan's novel, Kovacs, a dead soldier, is brought back to life centuries after his mind was kept "on ice". The 10-part series takes place in a dystopian world where human consciousnesses 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. Last week, Netflix began teasing the show with a couple of in-universe teasers for Psychasec, the company responsible for "sleeving" people.

The first season of the show will consist of ten episodes, and will release on Netflix February 2, 2018.

Set hundreds of years in the future, Altered Carbon is sci-fi murder mystery following a soldier/investigator named Takeshi Kovacs played by Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad, House of Cards). Earth's wealthiest man, Laurens Bancroft (Antonio Marziale) hires him for an unusual task: someone murdered Bancroft's previous body, and the new version wants Kovacs to track down the killer. There are plenty of neon lights, action and some shady and definitely unethical future ongoings.

With its Blade Runner-esque visuals and huge scope, we can't wait to binge the entire series when it arrives on the service on February 2, 2018.

Vanessa Coleman