Based on a book, Altered Carbon is a cyberpunk series. This Netflix series goes all out on the sci-fi madness. After a long wait, the series finally came with 10-episodes. The first part released in February 2018.
The show is in an alternate reality where human beings have found a way to digitise their consciousness. Soon the season 2 came out in February 2020, and since then fans have been waiting for the third season. However, the 3rd season is said to come out sometime in early 2022.
How was Season 2?
An alternate reality where consciousness can mostly be transferred into another body to achieve immortality. Kinnaman doesn’t smile; he shows no emotion whatsoever. That’s until he slipped into Kovac’s body. The uncontainable charisma of this new character is undeniably good.
However, there were some complaints about the first season. But, Season 2 was smart enough to not over-stretch its storyline. With flat eight episodes, the characters have a clear arc and also enjoy what they are doing. Further, the fight scenes in Season 2 were superior and unbeatable. From a futuristic gladiator match to a virtual reality match, it had it all.
Mackie makes the show entertaining but, the show is in no way a comedy or even an action-comedy. There are faults in the show, like every other. But it does have an excellent staging, choreography and sound designing.
Similar to the previous seasons, the protagonist of this season will be a new actor to inherit the role. The show hasn’t shown any mercy to the protagonists too. Killing off the prominent players with almost no remorse is what the show has perfected.
Everyone, including Schapker, is not sure about the direction of the season. The show is usually on a season-to-season basis. But, there are a lot of places the show could go.
There are, however, significant questions to be answered in the next season. What happened to Kovacs and his sister? That is the biggest question of all.
The Cast of Season 3
Everyone loves Anthony Mackie in the second season and would love for him to make a return. But the plot will go like it has to, so most likely Anthony Macki will not return. Bu, the actor, did reveal that he does not want to leave the Kovacs yet.
The cast will most probably include Chis Conner, Renée Elise Quellcrist Falconer, Dina Shihabi, and Simone Missick. Whether Dichen Lachman, who plays Reileen Kawahara, will be back or not is yet to be seen.
Season 3 will probably introduce new Takeshi Kovacs.
Watch the Season 2 trailer here:
Although it will take quite a long time, fans can re-watch the second season while we patiently wait for the new one.