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January 03,2018

Collider | Once you’ve shrugged off your holiday hangover, can we take a moment to get officially hyped for Netflix‘s first big science fiction release of 2018? Altered Carbon won’t hit the streaming service until February 2, 2018, but Netflix has already released a string of dazzling teasers. The show, a sort of cyberpunk-y, space noir-y, action-y murder mystery is set nearly 300 years in the future, where immortality is real, but it comes with a catch. You see, you can store your consciousness on a chip, and when you shuffle off your current mortal coil, this chip can be implanted in a new body, or sleeve. Naturally, not everyone is psyched about this development — it presents a moral and metaphysical quandary, after all – and one such dissenter, an elite soldier named Takeshi Kovacs, is revived centuries after his death in a brand new “Joel Kinnaman-shaped” body for a unique purpose. He needs to solve an immortal man’s murder.

Does it sound like a lot? It sounds like a lot. It also sounds potentially cool as heck. (“Cool as heck” is a technical, safe-for-work term to describe something that “f*cking b*tching.”) Altered Carbon is based on a 2002 cult sci-fi thriller by Richard K. Morgan and the series is something of a passion project for its showrunner and creator, Laeta Kalogridis. The screenwriter bought the film options for the book around the time it first came out, but it was a pass from most major studios. However, now its found a home as a lavish series on Netflix. And Netflix seems to be pretty psyched for it. In addition to the two teasers Netflix dropped last month, the streaming service has also given fans a behind-the-scenes look at the series, that doubles as a kind of “Altered Carbon for Dummies.”

There are a bunch of reasons why Netflix might be betting big on the series. Yeah, it’s rumored to be one of the most expensive series that the streaming service has ordered, but it’s something of a sound investment. While Netflix’s programming strategy used to look haphazard — as though they were just trying to fit every audience niche possible — they’re starting to hone in on a specific genre that consistently does well for them. Since Stranger Things and Black Mirror became surprise hits for the service, Netflix has invested in sci-fi, fantasy, and thrillers in a big way. Case in point: Bright. Netflix spent over $90 million on the David Ayer orc cop-fairy pest drama and while critics (and my mom) hated it, the film netted over 11 million viewers in its first weekend on the site.

Altered Carbon has all the trimmings of a Netflix smash hit. It’s got sex, action, sumptuous visuals, a complicated murder mystery, and Joel Kinnaman. Yeah, I said “Joel Kinnaman.” The Swedish-American actor may not have made it big time on the big screen, but he consistently pops in Netflix fare like House of Cards and The Killing. So…are you hyped yet?

January 03,2018
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Netflix has released a new Altered Carbon featurette, titled “Building the World of Altered Carbon“! In this new video, we get to see some brand new footage, as well as hear the cast talk about the upcoming show. Check it out below!

250 years into the future life can be extended indefinitely with new technology. Watch the cast and crew of Altered Carbon delve into the world and the backstory of the show.

December 06,2017
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Hello Joel fans! Joel stepped out in style yesterday, to attend the Los Angeles premiere of “I, Tonya”. The star of the film is Margot Robbie (Joel’s “Suicide Squad” co-star), and Joel attended to show his support along with their other co-stars Jai Courtney and Jay Hernandez! He and Cleo both looked fantastic. Head over to our gallery to check out 40 high quality photos.

December 05,2017

I have an exciting update for you today Joel fans! Netflix has finally set a premiere date for Joel’s new show, Altered Carbon; February 2, 2018. They have also released the first official trailer, which you can watch below. It looks really intriguing, I am so pumped for this show!

In addition to the trailer and release date, we also have the first 5 episode stills in high quality. They have been added to our gallery, and you can find previews and links below!

“Live forever, in the body you deserve.” Netflix has set a premiere date for Altered Carbon, its futuristic sci-fi series based on Richard K. Morgan’s cyberpunk novel. The series from Skydance Television starts streaming Friday, February 2. Check out a new teaser above that plays as an ad for Psychasec, the company behind the body transfers.

The Killing alum Jeol Kinnaman stars as Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 300 years and is downloaded into a future he’d tried to stop. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized, human bodies are interchangeable, and death is no longer permanent. Kovacs is the lone surviving Envoy after they were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned, “on ice”, for centuries until Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder — that of Bancroft himself.

Martha Higareda also stars as Kristin Ortega, a smart and tough lieutenant in the Bay City PD who is following in the footsteps of her father, a cop who died heroically in the line of duty.

Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) directed the first episode. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross executive produce alongside Steve Blackman and Kalogridis’ Mythology Entertainment partners Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt. | Deadline

November 30,2017

ShortList | Netflix have loooooooads of money, and they’re not afraid to spend it ostentatiously. Upcoming show Altered Carbon is rumoured to cost up to $7,000,000 per episode, which is LOADS. Like, that’s more than Game of Thrones cost when it started (it costs more than that now, due to ballooning salaries and stuff, but it also makes loads of dosh).

Based on the 2002 book by British author Richard K. Morgan, the show stars Joel Kinnaman, best known as Rick Flag in Suicide Squad and Robocop in the entirely unnecessary but not terrible remake.

Kinnaman has described Altered Carbon as “intelligent sci-fi”, and “something that’s never been done before”, adding that when he read the script he started drooling. If you actually picture that, it’s sort of gross (“Hi, I’m Joel, and if your script is good it better come with a bib!”), but it’s all meant very positively.

The production has been kept largely under wraps, filming in a massive Canadian studio and releasing very little in the way of info other than that there’ll be ten episodes initially and it’ll be out in 2018. But now, a super-secret Reddit user has leaked images – GIFs, no less – of the show’s world. The Redditor’s username, ‘lastenvoy’, is a reference to the book – Envoys are soldiers trained to withstand all kinds of hideous mental and physical torture.

The world looks pretty rad, all neon and Blade Runner-y, with that ‘future-knackered’ vibe that’s always fun, complete with futuristic hard-boiled sounding terms like ‘skin jobs’.

The book is the first of a trilogy following Takeshi Kovacs, a gangster turned Envoy supersoldier turned mercenary in a dystopian future where people’s personalities can be downloaded and passed from body to body.

If the show really takes off, it’s not necessarily great news for Joel Kinnaman – Kovacs is in a different body in each of the books, so he could easily end up as the Sean Bean/Mark Addy of it, done and dusted before the giant fun contract renegotiations. He’s probably doing just fine – weep not for Joel Kinnaman – but yeah.

Altered Carbon is coming to Netflix in 2018, which makes sense, because that’s in the future, right?

November 20,2017
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Hello Joel fans! On Friday (November 18), Joel attended the 2017 GO Campaign Gala at NeueHouse in Los Angeles. He looked great! The GO campaign “improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions.” I have updated our gallery with 43 high quality photos from the event.

November 04,2017
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Hello Joel fans! On November 1st, Joel attended the Bunker77 premiere in Los Angeles, held at the Aero Theater. Bunker77 is a documentary of the wild and brief life of the 1970s’ most controversial surf star and international playboy, Bunker Spreckels, and Joel was one of many celebrities who showed up to support the film! Other stars in attendance were Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson, the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Anthony Kiedis, Rick Rubin, Matt Bellamy and Gerard Butler. Photos are up in the gallery!

October 27,2017

Hello Joel fans! I’m so sorry about the delay with these photos, my offline life has been extremely hectic lately. Last weekend, Joel and Cleo attended Town & Country Magazine‘s November Families issue celebration with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts (October 21). There’s not a lot of photos from the event unfortunately, but our gallery has been updated with the 3 available photos in gorgeous high quality! Joel looks amazing. Previews and links can be found below.

September 22,2017

Hello Joel fans! Earlier this month, a new Swedish watch brand ‘Carl Edmond‘ were presented in Sweden. The brand is a collaboration between founder Ali Nouri and our very own Joel! They’ve been working with two of the most respected designers within the branch, Eric Giroud and Adrian Glessig. Joel is the brand ambassador, and fronts their first campaign – which you can now check out in our gallery. Here’s what Joel had to say about the brand during the presentation (English translation by us):

“What appealed to me was the classic design and boldness of the brand. Carl Edmond’s message is “Be bold. Be you.” And that’s exactly how I live my life and I’m honored to represent the brand”

The watches’ material comes from Swedish Tärnsjö, a company that has been around for 140 years and still stands for environmentally-friendly traditions and processes. They will cost between 2 295 and 2 495 SEK (287 – 312 USD) and will be available in stores worldwide from 22 September. Thanks to the Swedish website Cafe for the information!

September 22,2017
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First of all, I’m sorry this post took so long! Finding photos of Joel at the Emmy awards turned out to be harder than expected, but I finally have a big batch of great photos for you all. Joel wore Ralph Lauren with Christian Louboutin shoes and Montblanc cuff links for the occasion, and he was definitely among the sharpest looking that evening! Enjoy 60+ photos over in our gallery, and I’ve attached a video of Joel and Cleo posing at the red carpet at the bottom of this post..