The Killing alumna Kristin Lehman is returning to Netflix with a co-staring role opposite Joel Kinnaman and James Purefoy in Altered Carbon, Netflix’s futuristic drama series conceived, written and executive produced by Laeta Kalogridis.
Based on Richard Morgan’s award-winning 2002 cyberpunk sci-fi novel, Altered Carbon is set in the 25th century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to the next. Takeshi Kovacs (Kinnaman), a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years, is downloaded into a future he’d tried to stop. If he can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he’ll get a chance at a new life on Earth.
Lehman will play Miriam Bancroft, the wife of the wealthy, over-500-year-old Laurens Bancroft (Purefoy) who is not just the striking beautiful trophy wife she appears to be. Miriam, having lived for 250 years, will do anything including playing to people’s desires in order to survive another 1,000 years.
Miguel Sapochnik will direct the first episode. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross executive produce alongside Steve Blackman, Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt. Skydance is the studio.
Lehman, repped by Domain, manager Perry Zimel and attorney Diane Golden, toplined crime series The Motive and is shooting Rogue for AT&T’s Audience Network.