Joel Kinnaman Netflix

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.

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4 Comments
  1. Disappointed_In_Shameless_EP says:

    Slightly exagerrated plot nonsense, the violence and visceralness of Morgan’s rating will never make it to the siffy channel

  2. Faye says:

    I liked Joel on the Killing, so will give it a try but what a weird convoluted premise and I like weird.

  3. Annie says:

    This one sounds like fun. He’s definitely got a knack for (getting offered and) picking the most interesting shows, story arcs, & characters. I must have watched two episodes of Kinnaman as Conway in HoC before I recognized him and was gobsmacked.