If you’re a sci-fi fan, you will not want to miss out on ‘Altered Carbon’. Created by Laeta Kalogridis, ‘Altered Carbon’ is a recent Netflix Original sci-fi web television series that has a distinct cyberpunk aesthetic and an intriguing plot.
Set in a distant future where immortality is theoretically possible and practically feasible, ‘Altered Carbon’ is based on a 2002 novel of the same name by English sci-fi and fantasy novelist Richard K. Morgan. While Kalogridis had initially optioned the novel for a full-length feature film, Netflix picked the idea up, and in January 2016, announced that ‘Altered Carbon’ would be made into a web television series instead.
Subsequently, more than two years after its announcement, Season 1 of ‘Altered Carbon’ made its way to viewers’ screens on February 2, 2018. The critical response was mixed to say the least. Vox critic, Todd VanDerWerff, had this to say about the show: “For a series that makes a lot of basic storytelling stumbles and often seems to feature characters who can only speak in exposition, Altered Carbon’s first season is surprisingly gripping, especially in its superior back half.” On the other hand, viewers completely loved the show to the point that it became a talking point on several social media forums.
On July 27, 2018, Netflix, recognizing audience’s interest, renewed the show for Season 2, which is expected to air sometime in 2019. Here’s everything we know about ‘Altered Carbon’ Season 2.
Altered Carbon Cast: Who’s in it?
The protagonist of the show, Takeshi Kovacs/Elias Ryker was played by Joel Kinnaman in Season 1. However, in Season 2, Anthony Mackie of ‘The Avengers’ franchise will take up the role. Considering the fact that the show allows human consciousnesses to inhabit different bodies, changing cast members is a relatively simple task that only requires plot tweaks.
As far as recurring roles are concerned, Renee Elise Goldsberry is expected to reprise her role as Kovacs’ love interest Quellcrist Falconer, and it has been confirmed that Chris Conner will return as the AI character, Poe.