Altered Carbon Season 2 Release Date And Teaser Revealed
"Your re-sleeving is now complete."
Season 1 of Netflix's cyberpunk thriller Altered Carbon was released back in early 2018, and the company has finally announced when fans can see the next batch of episodes. It's been confirmed that Altered Carbon Season 2 will arrive on February 27, 2020.
Netflix has also released a teaser for the upcoming season. The promo doesn't show any new footage, but instead features the show's distinctive helix logo being formed, plus lots of glitchy neon effects. Check it out below:
Altered Carbon Season 2 features Avengers star Anthony Mackie as main character Takeshi Kovacs, taking over from Joel Kinnaman, who played him in Season 1. One of the main plot points of the show is the ability for people to switch their consciousness between bodies--known as resleeving--so this will presumably explain the cast change. The show also stars Renée Elise Goldsberry, Chris Conner, Simone Missick, and Dina Shihabi.
Netflix has also released a synopsis. It reads: "Altered Carbon Season 2 finds Takeshi Kovacs, the lone surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors, continuing his centuries-old quest to find his lost love Quellcrist Falconer. After decades of planet-hopping and searching the galaxy, Kovacs finds himself recruited back to his home planet of Harlan's World with the promise of finding Quell. Haunted by his past and responsible for investigating a series of brutal murders, Kovacs is stunned to discover his new mission to solve the crime and his pursuit to find Quell are one and the same. With the help of his loyal A.I. Poe, Kovacs must now partner with new allies to outwit his enemies and find the truth: Who is Quellcrist Falconer?"
In GameSpot's Season 1 review, Mike Rougeau said, "Altered Carbon never shies from examining exactly how an invention like the cortical stack would change our reality, and this future society appears far different from our own. Yet in many ways, it's really exactly the same--which is more or less the prime directive of great science fiction."
For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming TV shows of 2020.
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