Altered Carbon, Anthony Mackie set to star in season 2

Altered Carbon, Anthony Mackie set to star in season 2

0 comments 📅28 July 2018, 17:27

If you recall, Altered Carbon is a dystopian thriller, set in a Blade Runner-looking future where human immortality can only be achieved through the swapping of consciousnesses into the bodies of other, less fortunate people.

The first season starred Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda and Chris Conner as arguably the first season’s most interesting character, a sentient hotel.

Though it seemed the show’s future was in question, Netflix has announced it will indeed get a second season and it’ll star Anthony Mackie, best known for The Hurt Locker and playing Falcon in the Marvel franchise.

The first season had the opportunity to play with the way that its characters moved through the world and made sense of one another as they hot-swapped minds and bodies. In the now-renewed show’s second season, it’s definitely leaning into the conceit in a big way by recasting its lead role.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mackie has signed on to play Takeshi Kovacs, the convicted criminal turned detective portrayed by Kinnaman in the first season. At the end of the season one, Kovacs gave up his “sleeve” (the body of a cop named Ryker that contained Kovacs’ mind) in order to save his life so the transfer will be seamless in terms of the ongoing story.

Kovacs was see in his original body in flashbacks played by Will Yun Lee and also briefly by Byron Mann.

There’s no news on when the second season will return and while the first season looked gorgeous, it had some issues with life as we see it 350 years in the future. The story was a little convoluted and it seemed no one had put much thought into the little details, something that The Expanse nails perfectly.

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