Netflix's Altered Carbon Season 2 Trailer Reveals New Star Anthony Mackie

Netflix's cyberpunk thriller is back.


The first trailer for Altered Carbon Season 2 is here. Netflix's cyberpunk thriller stars Anthony Mackie and the second season hits the service on February 27, 2020.

The trailer sets up the show's central premise--the ability for people to switch their consciousness between bodies, which is known as resleeving. Main character Takeshi Kovacs was played by Joel Kinnaman in Season 1, but Mackie takes over for this next batch of episodes. A voiceover tells us that "technology has conquered death," but "with endless futures, comes endless past." There's some quickly cut, action-packed footage, then the reveal of Mackie as the new Kovacs. Check it out below:

The show is based on the 2002 novel by Richard K. Morgan, and it also stars Renée Elise Goldsberry, Chris Conner, Simone Missick, and Dina Shihabi. The recent synopsis states that Kovacs is "still on 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."

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.

Disclosure: ViacomCBS is GameSpot's parent company.

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