TV News Wrap-Up: Netflix Orders Altered Carbon, Marilyn Manson Joins Salem & More

Netflix has ordered an adaptation of Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon to series, Toronto Blue Jay MVP joins Vikings, HBO orders the deuce and more.

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This Week in TV:

Netflix orders Altered Carbon; Love trailer; Master of None Season 2 Update; Josh Donaldson joins Vikings; HBO orders The Deuce; The People v. O.J. Simpson; Marilyn Manson joins Salem; and Second Chance moves to Friday Nights.


Netflix Picks Up Altered Carbon Adaptation

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Netflix has ordered Altered Carbon, a science fiction drama written and produced by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar). The series will be based on the award-winning cyberpunk novel of the same name by Richard Morgan. The world of Altered Carbon features humanity evolved to the point where the mind has been digitized and can be downloaded into new bodies. The novel follows Takeshi Kovacs, an elite soldier known as an Envoy whose mind has been imprisoned for 500 years. Kovacs wakes up in a new body and is granted an irresistible offer: solve a single murder (in a future where murder should be impossible) and be granted a new life on Earth.

Kalogridis has been pursuing this project since she acquired the rights to Altered Carbon and its sequels back in 2012. Originally envisioned as a film, the project has shifted to television -- a wise move for capturing the nuance of the futuristic world of the series. The producer released the following statement upon acquiring the rights:

"'Altered Carbon' is one of the most seminal pieces of post-cyberpunk hard science fiction out there -- a dark, complex noir story that challenges our ideas of what it means to be human when all information becomes encodable, including the human mind."

Source: Deadline

Love Official Trailer

After weeks of teasers, Netflix has finally released the full official trailer for the upcoming series Love. The series stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust as Mickey and Gus, two strangers who haven't found any success in romance. The show will follow the characters as they both come together, coping with the ends of their recently failed relationships and grow closer as they navigate the pitfalls of modern romance.

The series was created and written by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, and Lesley Arfin. Love promises to take an honest look at romance and modern relationships, in a similar vein as the recently released Netflix series Master of None.

Love will be available on Netflix on February 19th, 2016.

Source: Netflix

Master of None Season 2 Update

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Master of None, the fantastic Netflix series from Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, will have a second season at some point in the future, but not immediately. Speaking at the Television Critics Association Press tour, series co-creator Ansari said the following about the second season:

"We're figuring it out; I need some time to refill my head... We have a bunch of ideas bouncing around in our heads - it's a little early to say anything."

Yang agreed with Ansari:

"We really put a lot of aspects of our life into this show, and that's part of the reason we don't want to rush into season two."

Ansari also pointed out that whatever they choose to do, it has to live up to the high quality of the first season. A second season has not yet officially been ordered by Netflix, but the announcement is expected in the near future.

Source: Variety

Toronto Blue Jay Player Joins Vikings Season 4