After two seasons, Netflix has canceled the science fiction series Altered Carbon. According to the Entertainment Weekly article, the cancellation “was not COVID-19 related, sources say. The biggest factor was the show’s cost vs. its viewership.” The second season was released in February, followed by an anime movie, Altered Carbon: Resleeved, in March.
The show premiered in 2018 with a 10-episode first season. The show, created by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys), is based on Richard K. Morgan’s noir novel. It takes place more than 300 years in the future, where a prisoner named Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) comes back to life but in a new body. To get his freedom, he must solve a murder.
For season two, there was some recasting for a scaled-down eight-episodes. This season is 30 years after the first. A Meth offers Kovacs (Anthony Mackie) a job and chance to see Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry) once again.
Spin up. Reload. #AlteredCarbon is NOW STREAMING on @Netflix. pic.twitter.com/I3TkVXfEHO
— Altered Carbon (@AltCarb) February 27, 2020
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Altered Carbon stars Anthony Mackie, Lela Loren, Simone Missick, Hayley Law, Chris Conner, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Will Yun Lee, Dichen Lachman, Martha Higareda, Ato Essandoh, Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Kristin Lehman, and many more.
You can watch both seasons of Altered Carbon on Netflix.