us/uk broadcaster neTflix
Richard Morgan’s hard-as-nails, cool-asexpletive cyberpunk noir has been adapted as a 10-part series for Netflix by Logoeta Kalogridis, the writer of Shutter Island (promising) and Terminator
Genisys (not so much…). Its antihero is the marvellously named Takeshi Kovacs (played by the RoboCop remake’s Joel Kinnaman), a military prisoner whose consciousness has been put on digital ice. He’s then downloaded into a new body to solve a murder in a world where technology has made death practically impossible. James Purefoy (The Following), Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse) and Leonardo
Nam (Westworld) co-star. Expect lots of intense glowering.
Joel Kinnaman looks too calm for a raging dystopia.