“Altered Carbon” on Netflix is a dystopian thriller, set in a”Blade Runner”-appearing future where individual immortality could only be reached through the swapping of the consciousness to the bodies of other, less fortunate people.
The first season starred Joel Kinnaman, Martha Higareda and Chris Conner as arguably the first season’s most interesting character, a sentient resort.
Though it seemed the show’s future was in question, Netflix announced in July 2018 that it would indeed receive another season and it would star Anthony Mackie, best known for”The Hurt Locker” and enjoying Falcon at the Marvel franchise.
Since then, there has been no news, at all, about this show, but today we know that the eight-episode next season will arrive on Feb. 27, 2020, in its entirety on Netflix. The series is based on the science fiction novels by Richard Morgan.
The first season had the opportunity to play that its characters made sense of one another and transferred throughout the planet as they hot-swapped minds and bodies. By recasting its role to the conceit in a large way, it’s leaning in the now-renewed series’s second season.
Mackie will play with Takeshi Kovacs, the criminal turned soldier portrayed in the very first season by Kinnaman. At the close of the season, Kovacs gave up his”sleeve” (the entire body of a cop named Ryker that included Kovacs’ mind) to save his life so the transfer will be seamless concerning the ongoing story.
Kovacs was seen within his original body in flashbacks played by Will Yun Lee and briefly by Byron Mann. However, neither is listed on IMDb at the credits for two, but thankfully, Conner is. Together with Renée Elise Goldsberry (as Quellcrist Falconer), they’re among the only returning cast members.
While the season looked gorgeous, it had a few difficulties with life as we see it for 350 years. It neglected rather, was a detective story with acting, hiding behind effects and to explore the capacity of a cyberpunk universe.
In other Netflix news, the abominably dreadful, mind-numbing sci-fi play (and we used that noun in its widest possible sense)”Another Life” starring Katee Sackhoff has, for some inexplicable reason, been renewed for a 10-episode second season, with production due to start this season in Vancouver.
We’d love to tell you what”Another Life” is all about, but to be honest, we couldn’t make it past the next episode. It is that bad.