Bone’s Tamara Taylor Joins Cast Of Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’
With long-running detective dramedy Bones coming to an end, we’ve been waiting to see what jobs the cast will move onto next. The first one to land a new gig appears to be Tamara Taylor, who will be switching her lab coat a lawyer’s outfit… albeit a futuristic looking one.
Netflix’s Altered Carbon stars Joel Kinnaman (Robocop, The Killing, Suicide Squad) as Takeshi Kovacs, an ex-elite interstellar warrior known as an ‘Envoy’. Having been imprisoned for nearly 500 years, he awakes to find himself downloaded into a new body to try and solve a murder, in a world where death is nearly obsolete. If he can find the answers to this mystery, he gets to go free.
Taylor will take on the role of Oumou Prescott, a lawyer to Laurens Bancroft, the gentleman that was murdered… Why would the dead murder victim need a lawyer? Well, because of the whole ‘being able to be downloaded into a new body’ thing, Bancroft, played by the brilliant James Purefoy (Hap and Leonard, Rome, The Following), he has been downloaded into a backup. However, because backups are taken every 48hrs, he has no memory of the events that led up to his murder.
Tamara Taylor is best known for her role as head of the Jeffersonian Institute’s Forensic Division, Dr. Cam Saroyan, in Bones, but has also appeared in Lost, Party of Five, Serenity and has voiced Wonder Woman in a number of Justice League animations.
Additional cast already announced for the show includes Ato Essandoh (Vinyl, Elementary, Blue Bloods), Chris Conner (People vs. O. J.), Trieu Tran (The Newsroom) and Marlene Forte (Fear the Walking Dead, Dallas).
Altered Carbon is an adaptation of Richard Morgan’s classic, award-winning novel of the same name, and will air on Netflix, but does not yet have an air date. If you want to hear Richard talk about the book a little more, you can listen to this episode of Geektown Radio where we that, and his other work.
Tamara Taylor can be currently found in the final season of Bones, which is airing Friday nights at 9pm on Sky Living.