Netflix has announced the renewal of last years futuristic, stylish, and sexy, neo-noir, mystery-thriller Altered Carbon’s renewal for a second season, in the form of a brief video teaser that announces some new additions to the cast.
Netflix’s compelling and sophisticated sci-fi drama now stars Anthony Mackie as Takeshi Kovacs, replacing Joel Kinnaman as Kovacs’ new sleeve. The new video also confirms the return of fan-favorites Renée Elise Goldsberry as Quellcrist Falconer and Chris Conner as Poe.
Giving the character a new ‘sleeve’ every season has obvious advantages for the show’s creators who can unceremoniously dump a troublesome or unpopular actor without the usual worries of continuity to worry about should any unforeseen problems occur. Here is the character description of Mackie’s main protagonist character:
A former Protectorate CTAC soldier who became a revolutionary Envoy, and then a mercenary for hire, Kovacs swears allegiance to no man or woman except one: Quellcrist Falconer. His solemn perennial quest to reconnect with her spans many centuries, planets and sleeves. Does that sound like a futuristic James Bond that has gone ronin to anyone else?
Also joining the cast: Simone Missick as Trepp; Dina Shihabi as Dig 301, Torben Liebrecht as Colonel Carrera; and James Saito is Tanaseda Hideki. Expect more casting announcements to be made as we get closer to the second season’s return, and in addition, look here for more on the animated spin-off series as well.
Based on the classic science fiction novels by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon hails from Skydance Television. Alison Schapker, Laeta Kalogridis and James Middleton serve as executive producers for the series, alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross for Skydance.
No release date for season 2 of Altered Carbon has gotten announced.