Watch the first teaser trailer for new Netflix sci-fi series "Altered Carbon"

Netflix has got a new sci-fi series coming early next year titled Altered Carbon. Based on Richard Morgan's award-winning 2002 cyberpunk novel of the same name, the series is set in the year 2384, and centres on the richest man on earth who has lived for 365 years thanks to new technology that can transfer a persons consciousness to a new body once they have died.

The teaser trailer (above) is narrated by that very rich man, who explains that at 365 years-old he is murdered, and is now looking for his killer with the help of an ex-soldier who he brings back to life in a new body.

Have a read of the official synopsis below:

In the future, human minds are digitized and downloaded from body to body. Last night, the wealthiest man on Earth, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) was murdered. To investigate his death, he brings back ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) and in exchange, Bancroft offers Kovacs the chance to live again.

Altered Carbon stars James Purefoy and Joel Kinnaman, and premieres on Netflix on 2 February, 2018.