Altered Carbon may have had its thunder stolen by The Cloverfield Paradox, but the show is proving to be a hit thanks to its mix of old-school film noir plot lines and cyberpunk setting.
But it seems that there’s even more to Altered Carbon than body-swapping and murder on another planet, as the show’s bosses appear to have paid homage to one of the most popular TV shows ever.
One eagle-eyed Redditor brought the Easter egg to everyone’s attention, pointing out that lit looks as though the show’s creator Laeta Kalogridis and her team have hidden a Game of Thrones reference in the sci-fi series.
Spotting a seven-pointed star in one episode of the show, fans of GOT will quickly recognise that its near identical to the one used in HBO’s fantasy epic as a symbol of the Faith of the Seven.
For those not in the know, the main religion of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros is the Faith, and the star icon has appeared throughout the HBO show.
The symbol appears in a blink and you’ll miss it moment in Altered Carbon episode three, as Miss Prescott visits the police station.
It might not be so hard to believe that its and Easter egg intended to link the two shows, as Miguel Sapochnik – who directed six episodes of Thrones, including Battle of the Bastards – stepped in to direct the first episode of the Netflix show.
It also seems that show might have a few more cult references hidden in it for keen-eyed fans, as other users responded that they’d noticed a version of Ramin Djawadi’s score for Westworld in one episode, while another said they’d seen Duncan McCloud’s sword from the Highlander TV series in the show too.
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Both TV series are hits with the sci-fi community, Westworld has had a huge successful reboot on the small screen in a high end HBO and Sky production of late.
Highlander, a small-screen outing for the film franchise, was hugely popular back in the nineties.
Is it just us, or is anyone else frantically skimming through episodes for the next possible Easter egg?
Altered Carbon series one is available to stream in full on Netflix now.