Netflix's 'Altered Carbon' cast on the power of representation



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In Netflix’s Altered Carbon, anyone can be anyone. A dead child can be brought back to life in an adult body; a wife whose husband misses her dearly can return to him in the form of another man. 

That’s how the show’s main protagonist, Takeshi Kovacs — who was born into the body of an Asian man — is portrayed for most of the show in the white male body of Joel Kinnaman (House of Cards). Despite this controversial decision, Altered Carbon boasts a diverse cast. There’s Kovacs’ love interest Quell (Renee Elise Goldsberry), his confidante Martha (Maria Higareda), his sister Reileen (Dichen Lachman), and Kovacs’ original avatar, played by Will Yun Lee.  Read more…

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