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In a Lonely Place 

Kovacs recruits an unlikely partner to watch his back during a banquet at the Bancroft home, where Ortega oversees the night's grisly entertainment.


Nick Hurran


Richard Morgan (based on the novel by) (as Richard K. Morgan), Laeta Kalogridis (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Kinnaman ... Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy ... Laurens Bancroft
Martha Higareda ... Kristin Ortega
Chris Conner ... Poe
Dichen Lachman ... Reileen Kawahara (credit only)
Ato Essandoh ... Vernon Elliot
Kristin Lehman ... Miriam Bancroft
Trieu Tran ... Mr. Leung
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Quellcrist Falconer
Tamara Taylor ... Oumou Prescott
Waleed Zuaiter ... Samir Abboud
Morgan Gao ... Young Tak
Hiro Kanagawa ... Captain Tanaka
Hayley Law ... Lizzie Elliot
Antonio Marziale ... Isaac Bancroft


Laurens Bancroft invites Kovacs to participate in a dinner party at his home since all the suspects of his murder will be there. Kristin Ortega is also invited by the millionaire. Kovacs hires Vernon to watch his back at Bancroft's house, promising that Poe will heal Lizzie. During the party, they learn how the futile upper class is entertained. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)| Dolby Atmos (Netflix)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


The origins of the protagonist are said to be "Japanese and Slav" corresponding to his name, Takeshi Kovacs. However the surname Kovacs is not Slavic but Hungarian (and means 'Smith'). See more »


[first lines]
Takeshi Kovacs: [narrating] Humanity has spread to the stars. We set out like ancient seafarers to explore the limitless ocean of space. But no matter how far we venture into the unknown, the worst monsters are those we bring with us.
Young Tak: "Once upon a time, in a village in the woods"
Young Reileen: Don't read it, Tak. I want you to tell it our way.
Young Tak: Okay. You ready? "Once, there was a cruel father who had two kids. He was called Mad Mykola."
Young Reileen: "He was a miller, but he made the kids do all of the work." Where do you ...
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References In a Lonely Place (1950) See more »


Written by Yuyoyuppe (Yuppemetal)
Performed by BABYMETAL
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3 February 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

In a Lonely Place puts Kovacs together with the burned out marine Vernon Elliot, a partnership foreshadowed in Fallen Angel, and one that will prove interesting. We learn more about the philosophy of the Envoys and how Kovacs operates. And dive deeper into the Meths (Methuselahs) of the Aerium. Also, yet another application of sleeving emerges, kids (67 year-old kids) borrowing their meth parents' state-of-the-art cloned sleeves for hookups.

In keeping with the series so far, this episode opens with a flashback to Kovacs' childhood that showcases the series's willingness to push the envelope visually, creatively intercutting a traumatic experience he and his sister endure with hand-drawn, anime-style animation. Every episode ends with a short graphic of depicting some aspect of the following episode. There's just a lot to look at here. And because nothing about this show is repetitive, the big fight sequence this time is zero-gravity, complete with zero-g blood splattering. Have I mentioned the violence yet? No? Let's just say I look away a lot.

Oh, and I totally want a set of the glasses they drink from at parties in the Aerium.

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