Netflix Announces Cast For ‘Altered Carbon’ Season 2 With New Trailer
Netflix has releases a new little teaser and some more news on who will be joining Anthony Mackie as the new face of Takeshi Kovacs in ‘Altered Carbon‘ Season 2.
Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, ‘Altered Carbon’ is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent.
As previously announced, Anthony Mackie takes over the role of Takeshi Kovacs from Joel Kinnaman in Season 2. A former Protectorate CTAC soldier who became a revolutionary Envoy, and then a mercenary for hire, Kovacs swears allegiance to no man or woman except one: Quellcrist Falconer. His undying quest to reconnect with her spans multiple centuries, planets and sleeves.
Renée Elise Goldsberry returns to the role of Quellcrist Falconer, a fierce revolutionary leader with a deep bond to Kovacs. Quell is driven by her desire to reset the balance between life and death. Chris Conner will also return as Poe, the centuries-old, highly-evolved A.I. who is a loyal companion to Kovacs, and strives to understand what it means to be human.
Joining the cast this year are Simone Missick as Trepp, an expert bounty hunter known for her ability to track down anyone in the Settled Worlds, for the right price. Missick is probably best known for her recent role as Misty Knight in the sadly departed Marvel/Netflix shows.
Dina Shihabi is set to play Dig 301. An out-of-work A.I. programmed to assist human archeologists, Dig finds a new purpose when she meets Poe. Shihabi recent starred in ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ opposite John Krasinski, and has also popped up in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’, and episodes of ‘Madam Secretary’.
German actor Torben Liebrecht will star as Colonel Ivan Carrera, the dogged leader of a Protectorate Special Forces unit known as the “Wedge”. Carrera is on the hunt for Takeshi Kovacs. Liebrecht has starred in various German series including ‘Zarah: Wilde Jahre’ and ‘Polizeiruf 110’. You may also recognise him from tv series ‘X Company’.
James Saito is set to play Tanaseda Hideki, a centuries-old Yakuza boss who controls organized crime on the planet of Harlan’s World and shares a history with Kovacs. Hideki has recently been appearing in Season 2 of ‘The Terror’ for AMC, and has previously popped up in shows such as ‘Iron Fist’, ‘Elementary’, ‘The Deuce’, and ‘Eli Stone’. He was also the voice of Shredder in the 90’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movies.
‘Altered Carbon’ comes from Skydance Television. Alison Schapker, Laeta Kalogridis and James Middleton serve as executive producers for the series, alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross for Skydance. Netflix has not given a premiere date for when the show will return, but it is now in production, so we wouldn’t expect it to land until at least 2020. We’ll let you know when we hear more.