Tony award winning actress, Renee Elise Goldsberry, will be exiting the critically acclaimed Broadway production Hamilton this fall to join Netflix series, Altered Carbon.  Her departure follows many of the show’s original stars such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Phillipa Soo, and Leslie Odom, Jr.

Altered Carbon, adapted from Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 science fiction novel of the same name, explores a world in which people can digitally store their personalities and upload them into a new body if their current body dies.  Joel Kinneman will star as Takeshi Kovacs, an ex-elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 500 years and is downloaded into a future he had tried to stop. If he can solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete, he will get a chance at a new life on Earth.  Goldsberry will star opposite Kinneman as a master strategist and revolutionary named Quellcrist Falconer in the ten-episode series.

The series will be writen by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island), who will also executive produce and serve as showrunner.  David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross are set to exec produce alongside Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt. Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) to direct the first episode.

Goldsberry received Tony Award for her role as Angelica Shuyler Church in Hamilton last month, and was also nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards and an NAACP Image Award for her role in One Life to Live in 2006 and in 2007.  Following One Life to Live, she held a recurring role on the political drama, The Good Wife, and went on to make guest appearances on several popular series’ such as Star Trek: Enterprise, Royal Pains, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Younger, Masters of Sex, and That 80’s Show.

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