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Discover the continuation of an exciting series every evening? If you like cyberpunk, you’ve come to the right place! The JV editorial team brings you, on a silver platter, a selection of the 8 best cyberpunk series available on Netflix.
- To live
- modified carbon
- Better than us
- Ingress The animation
- Love, Death & Robots
- Mister Robot
- Oats Studios – Short Films
- Psycho Pass
We start strong To live, a series broadcast since 2018 and developed by Thomas Cailley (Les combatants) and Manuel Schapira (Damoclès). In a futuristic world where age no longer matters, Darius, a 120-year-old police officer, is introduced to a mysterious investigation. In a society where man has become immortal, our investigator will discover a suicide scene of several minors, all killed in the same way. sectarianism? insignificant life? All clues are good for Darius. The 120-year-old investigator is brought to work with Christa, a young girl who may hold the key to understanding the events.
- all about To live on Allocine
modified carbon is a 2018 series based on the novel by Richard Morgan. The production has been entrusted to many directors, including Uta Briesewitz (Stranger Things), Alex Graves (Game of Thrones) and many others. We follow the life of former elite warrior Takeshi Kovacs. Left to die during a suicide squad, the soldier wakes up after a long cryonization. Returning to the “living,” billionaire Laurens Bancroft offers him a chance to regain his life on one condition: Kovacs must hunt down a killer…that of Bancroft himself.
Better than us
Back to a topic close to the heart of cyberpunk… robotics! Better than us Directed by Andrey Dzhunkovskiy, known for several Russian series such as Sladkaya Zhizn or Morozov. We dive into a Moscow future where robotics has taken a big place in people’s daily lives. Surrounded by robots and artificial intelligence, we live in harmony with them. One fine day, a family decides to hire a robot to do housework. What she doesn’t know is that this android is wanted by several organizations.
Ingress The animation
Ingress The animation is a series of 11 episodes released on Netflix in late 2018. It is an adaptation of Niantic’s (Pokémon GO) augmented reality game of the same name. The anime, meanwhile, will be directed by Yuhei Sakuragi (Parallel Worlds). We follow the life of Makoto, a young police officer with very special powers. In fact, he can read the memory of any object he touches. While investigating the rubble of a lab, he discovers the existence of a substance called “XM”. By touching the woman who is the only survivor of the laboratory explosion, he understands that this event hides a much larger conspiracy.
Love, Death & Robots
Love, Death, Robots and Onion Animations! Love, Death & Robots is a compilation of several short films directed by numerous animation talents (Victor Maldonado, Alfredo Torres, Dominique Boidin). Airing on Netflix since 2019, Love, Death & Robot features mature content that explores multiple themes of the cyberpunk genre. The peculiarity of this series lies in the fact that it presents us with episodes that are independent of each other and have completely different graphic styles.
Mister Robot is a series created by Sam Esmail (Homecoming) that aired on Netflix between 2015 and 2019. Elliot (portrayed by Rami Malek) is a genius programmer who works in cybersecurity at Allsafe. Antisocial and depressed, Elliot seeks to understand the ills of this sick and unequal world. It was then that he met a group of activists specializing in computer hacking. The young programmer fights against E.Corp, Allsafe’s biggest customer.
- all about Mister Robot on Allocine
Oats Studios – Short Films
South African independent studios Oat Studio Offer us a series of dystopian shorts in 2017, all available on Netflix. At the forefront of the project we find Neill Blomkamp, who is none other than the director of District 9, Elysium and Chappie. Either way: a good regular of the genre. This series of experimental short films brings to life situations in dystopian and post-apocalyptic worlds from Blomkamp’s fertile imagination. What a wonderful evening to spend.
Psycho Pass is a Japanese anime series that aired between 2012 and 2019. Development was mainly assisted by Naoyoshi Shiotani (animator who worked on Spirited Away) and Katsuyuki Motohiro (director of Satorare). We are transported to Japan in the year 2112. The computer system Sibyl now rules the company. The power of this system makes it possible to analyze everyone’s intentions, including the will to commit a crime or crime. We find Akane Tsunemori, an inspector who recently joined Division 1 of the Public Security Bureau. With an idealistic vision of society, she quickly realizes that the Sibyl system has many flaws.
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