During the pre-production phase of Altered Carbon S2, in Late-2018, we worked with Producers James Middleton, Alison Schapker and Production Designer Carey Meyer to visualize the anatomical form, language and cultural development of the Elder Species (Martians).
Thought to be a long-dead alien avian species whose ruins are found scattered across the known universe. We quickly gravitated to the ideology that the elders had had a long-lasting symbiotic relationship with the songspire trees, perhaps dating back to the early stages of their evolution. We wanted them to look at home in the songspires branches. A natural camouflage and perched state of being that would undergo a transformational change as it stands erect, wings stretched, almost giving an angelic presence. Dominating and penetrative.