The television series, Altered Carbon, by Laeta Kalogridis, is based on the books written by Richard Morgan. The books are of the same name and describe a cyberpunk era in which interstellar travel is facilitated by transferring consciousness among ‘sleeves’. Takeshi Kovacs, a former U.N Elite soldier, turns into a private eye to investigate a rich man’s demise. The books were turned into a graphic novel too, with Dynamite Comics. The first season consists of ten episodes and premiered on Netflix on February 2, 2018. The series was renewed for a second season of eight episodes and was released on February 27, 2020. An anime film, Altered Carbon: Resleeved was released on March 19, 2020, in the USA.
Takeshi Kovacs’ consciousness lives on in its digital mould. Now, the ‘sleeve’ is unclear. As of right now, it looks very likely that a new actor will play Kovacs. Mackie is likely to appear in a few flashback seasons. Yun Lee, as the other Takeshi Kovacs, Chris Conner playing Edgar Poe, Renée Elise Goldsberry making Quellcrist Falconer’s character her own, Simone Missick as Trepp, and Dina Shihabi as Dig 301 make up a deft cast list.
Altered Carbon’s debut season swept fans over with aplomb: futuristic art, digital consciousness, and foils of mortality interested fans everywhere. The second season followed it up well, and fans weren’t disappointed. Takeshi Kovacs, now played by Anthony Mackie, was tasked with solving a mysterious murder. He had to find his long lost girlfriend and survive a war too. After a series of interesting turns and Kovac’s life in danger, speculation about who shall play Kovacs next continues to drive the build-up of the next season.
Altered Carbon hasn’t been officially renewed for a third season yet, but according to reports, the renewal is imminent. The coronavirus can cause a bit of delay. It has inspired and interested fans worldwide and is quite a masterful incident of narration.
Altered Carbon, even if renewed, would take a long time before it hits screens.
Again, with no renewal, comes no release date. (yet!)
What Can We Expect In The Future?
Keep up with the various theories on the protagonist’s fate and the way the series would lead on. That’s what good storytelling is, isn’t it? Also, whatever you think of, it would do you good to include the Elders.