Filming is well underway on Netflix's adaptation of Richard Morgan's cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon, the first in his Takeshi Kovacs trilogy.
According to James Purefoy, the cast and crew are currently shooting the third episode of ten (shooting began in November in Vancouver). Purefoy describes the show as huge in scope, one of the biggest projects Netflix has attempted. Actor Joel Kinnaman confirms that the show has a bigger budget than the first three seasons of Game of Thrones (when the budget for that series grew from $6 million to $7 million an episode; Season 7 has a budget of over $14 million per episode, which Altered Carbon is unlikely to match any time soon).
The show will star Joel Kinnaman and Leonardo Nam (Westworld) as body-swapping soldier Takeshi Kovacs, James Purefoy (Rome, The Following) as Laurens Bancroft, Renee Elise Goldsberry (The Good Wife, Hamilton) as Quellcrist Falconer, Kristin Lehman (The Killing) as Miriam Bancroft, Martha Higareda as Kristin Ortega, Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse, The 100) as Reileen Kawahara, Chris Conner as Poe, Ato Essandoh (Django Unchained) as Vernon Ellott, Marlene Forte (Dallas) as Alazne Ortega, Trieu Tran as Mister Leung, Byron Mann (Arrow) as "OG Kovacs" (possibly another sleeve for Kovacs) and Tamara Taylor (Bones) as Oumou Prescott.
No airdate for Altered Carbon has yet been set, but it is likely to be at the end of this year or early next.