Based on the Richard K. Morgan 2002 novel of the same name, the series takes place in a world where consciousness is digitized and stored. A prisoner must solve a murder to win his freedom after returning to life.
Showrunner Laeta Kalogridis originally optioned the novel with the intent to make it a feature film back in 2000. Its complex nature and R-rated material made it tough to sell for studios. The series was cancelled after two seasons.