New Stacks. New Sleeves. Quell Is Back. Poe Returns.
Netflix recently announced that season two of Altered Carbon, the cyberpunk noir series based on the science fiction novels by Richard K. Morgan, is currently in production and will be available soon.
Set more than 300 years in the future, mankind had developed a new kind of technology where their bodies are interchangeable and they are able to live forever, if they wish. The series tells the story of Takeshi Kovacs, the only surviving member of a group of elite soldiers, who were defeated by the uprising of a new world order. Kovacs mind was imprisoned until a wealthy business man offers him the chance to live again. The only catch? He has to solve a murder – that of the wealthy business man.
In season one, the part of Takeshi Kovacs was played by Joel Kinnamen. Season two features Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Infinity War) taking over the role. Returning to the series will be Renée Elise Goldsberry as Quellcrist Falconer, Kovacs love interest and fellow soldier, and Chris Connor as Poe, the AI program who became a fan favorite, who yearns to know what it is like to be human.
New to the cast are Simone Missick (Luke Cage) as Trepp, a bounty hunter known for her ability to track down anyone in the settled worlds for the right price. Dina Shihabi (Jack Ryan) as Dig 30, an out of work AI programmed to assist archaeologists, who finds a new purpose when she meets Poe. Torben Liebrecht as Colonel Ivan Carrera, the leader of a Protectorate special forces unit known as The Wedge, who’s on the hunt for Kovacs. James Saito (Life of Pi) as Tanaseda Hideki, a centuries old Yakuza boss, who controls organized crime on Harlan’s World and shares a history with Kovacs. Additional cast will be announced by Netflix as production continues
Altered Carbon is produced by 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. Netflix has yet to announce a release date.
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