Netflix has finally announced the release date for season 2 of their sci-fi series “Altered Carbon” as February 27th – more than two years since season 1 premiered on the streaming service. While the details of the sequel series are somewhat lacking, we do know that there are a number of new cast members being added (see the list below the date announcement) and that this season will have 8 episodes vs the original 10. The series is based on the novels of the same name by Richard K. Morgan. Expect a trailer in the coming weeks.
Season Two of the sophisticated and compelling sci-fi drama finds Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie), the lone surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors, continuing his centuries old quest to find his lost love Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry). After decades of planet-hopping and searching the galaxy, Kovacs finds himself recruited back to his home planet of Harlan’s World with the promise of finding Quell. Haunted by his past and responsible for investigating a series of brutal murders, Kovacs is stunned to discover his new mission to solve the crime and his pursuit to find Quell are one and the same. With the help of his loyal A.I. Poe (Chris Conner), Kovacs must now partner with new allies to outwit his enemies and find the truth: Who is Quellcrist Falconer?
— Altered Carbon (@AltCarb) January 21, 2020
New cast includes:
ANTHONY MACKIE is TAKESHI KOVACS
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 undying quest to reconnect with her spans multiple centuries, planets and sleeves.
RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY as QUELLCRIST FALCONER
A fierce revolutionary leader with a deep bond to Takeshi Kovacs, Quell is driven by her desire to reset the balance between life and death.
CHRIS CONNER as POE
A centuries-old, highly-evolved A.I. and loyal companion to Takeshi Kovacs, Poe strives to understand what it means to be human.
SIMONE MISSICK is TREPP
An expert bounty hunter, Trepp is known for her ability to track down anyone in the Settled Worlds, for the right price.
DINA SHIHABI is DIG 301
An out-of-work A.I. programmed to assist human archeologists, Dig finds a new purpose when she meets Poe.
TORBEN LIEBRECHT as COLONEL IVAN CARRERA
The dogged leader of a Protectorate Special Forces unit known as the “Wedge,” Colonel Carrera is on the hunt for Takeshi Kovacs.
JAMES SAITO is TANASEDA HIDEKI
A centuries-old Yakuza boss, Tanaseda controls organized crime on the planet of Harlan’s World and shares a history with Takeshi Kovacs.