Altered Carbon Season 2: Release date, cast and everything else we know

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Joel Kinnaman will not return in Season 2 of Altered Carbon. Pic Credit: Netflix

Netflix original series Altered Carbon had a lot of buzz leading up to its release date with Joel Kinnaman starring as Takeshi Kovacs in the leading role. The first season left the network with a lot of possibilities for Season 2 and Netflix is taking its time.

The series is based on a 2002 science fiction novel by writer Richard K. Morgan. It takes place in a futuristic San Francisco where technology for immortality has been achieved by downloading a person’s memories and consciousness into a stack, which can be placed in human body’s known as sleeves.

The first season garnered generally favorable reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with a 65 percent rating. However, the binge-worthy series was a real hit with viewers gaining a 90 percent audience score based on over 5,000 user rating.

While Netflix doesn’t release viewership numbers, Altered Carbon likely brought in huge ratings. Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will take over Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs in Season 2.

Altered Carbon Season 2 release date

The first season was released on February 2 this year; however, it wasn’t renewed until July as a second season was not originally planned. While Netflix has not revealed the release date we know that there will be eight episodes. Fans should not expect an air date any sooner than July 2019.

What to expect in Season 2 and what we know so far

Altered Carbon is getting an anime film but Netflix remains silent on the cast of the series (other than Anthony Mackie). The showrunner has suggested that cast members Poe played by Chris Conner and Kovacs’ sister Reileen portrayed by Dichen Lachman may return.

Netflix has confirmed that the anime feature film is set in the same world as the live-action series but will explore other parts of the show’s mythology.

Altered Carbon Season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.

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