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The Killing's Joel Kinnaman to Star in Netflix Sci-Fi Drama Altered Carbon

Former Killing star Joel Kinnaman is returning to the Netflix fold once more, this time to topline the futuristic drama Altered Carbon.

Based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 science fiction novel, the series is set in the 25th century, when the human mind has been digitized and the soul can be transferred from one body to the next.

Kinnaman will star as Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years. After getting downloaded into a future he previously tried to stop, Takeshi must solve a single murder — in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete — in order to earn a chance at a new life on Earth.

Since wrapping four seasons as The Killing‘s Detective Stephen Holder, Kinnaman has appeared on Season 4 of House of Cards as Republican presidential nominee Will Conway.