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 a combat ready sleeve 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.
No body lives forever.
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said this is the most physically demanding role of his career. Kinnaman said it was his ambition to raise the bar for himself in terms of his physique and action scenes and take it to another level. So he trained for 3 to 5 hours daily for 6 months before filming began, working on various martial art routines to perfect his action sequences as well as bodybuilding, dieting and training in the gym to achieve the right aesthetic shape for his body. Kinnaman ended up achieving his best ever physique for the role packing on a lot of muscle for a sculpted intimidating appearance along with highly shredded six-pack abs to show during his numerous shirtless scenes. Kinnaman revealed that this show was more physically demanding than an action movie because for a movie he has to train for a couple of months and shoot his shirtless scenes in a couple of days and that's it. For this show he trained for six months and had to keep his physical shape throughout the lengthy 10 month shoot as he had to appear shirtless in almost every episode. See more