Renée Elise Goldsberry exits Broadway for new Netflix series

Posted Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:50:16 AM
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Renée Elise Goldsberry exits Broadway for new Netflix series

Tony-winning Broadway star Renée Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline Williamson, One Life to Live) is exiting the Great White Way for new Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon.

Hot on the heels of the news that former One Life to Live star Renée Elise Goldsberry (ex-Evangeline Williamson) had renewed her Broadway contract for the hit show Hamilton comes word that she has traded it all in for a role on the upcoming Netflix series Altered Carbon.

The actress, who won a Tony award for the role of Angelica Schuyler earlier this spring, will exit the theater production this fall and begin filming as a master strategist named Quellcrist Falconer on Laeta Kalogridis' sci-fi series that explores what happens when the human mind is able to become digitized and the soul is transferable from one body to another, states The Hollywood Reporter. Altered Carbon will also star Joel Kinnaman 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," reports HR. Meanwhile, Goldberry's Falconer is "a revolutionary and leader of the rebellion against the Protectorate. She is a master strategist, as well as the love of Kovacs' life."

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