Trieu Tran (The Newsroom) has booked a series regular role and Marlene Forte (The Fosters) is set as a recurring on 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, from Skydance Television, 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 (Joel 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.
Tran is Mister Leung, a violent killer and fixer who finds employment among the ultra-rich Meths of the Altered Carbon world. He solves their convoluted problems, removes their most potent enemies and never, ever leaves behind evidence of his crimes. He is a ghost. You had better hope he does not come for you. Forte will play Alazne Ortega, the soul of the Ortega family. Warm and loving, Alazne refuses to allow her humanity to be subsumed in this high-tech world. She’s a proud Catholic, her faith her shield, despite the loss of her husband and despite the risks her daughter Lt. Kristin Ortega takes while following in his footsteps.
Tran, repped by BRS/Gage, recurred on The Newsroom and BBC’s Intruders. Forte has recurred on A.P.B., Fear the Walking Dead and The Fosters. She is repped by BRS/Gage, ILDK Media and Rothman/Andres Entertainment.
News first reported via Deadline.