With Anthony Mackie long since confirmed to be taking over headlining duties from Joel Kinnaman for the second season of Netflix’s Altered Carbon, now comes word on who’ll be joining the Falcon actor in the show’s second year.
Netflix has taken the unique approach of announcing Altered Carbon’s new cast via a swanky video piece:
The official word on Altered Carbon’s second season reads:
Based on the classic science fiction novels by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. In season one — currently available to stream on Netflix — society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned, “on ice”, for centuries until Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder… that of Bancroft himself.
Laeta Kalogridis and Alison Schapker are on showrunner duties for Season 2, with that new season to comprise of eight episodes.