Following the disappointing news that Netflix have decided to cancel the sci-fi action series, Altered Carbon, fans have taken to social media to vent their anger and frustration. This means that the second season of the show will be its last, and fans are not happy to have to say goodbye to Altered Carbon so soon.
Many fans are perplexed at the streaming giant's decision to give shows such as 13 Reasons Why several seasons, while cancelling the intriguingly plotted science fiction series.
Needless to say, fans of Altered Carbon are very unhappy with Netflix's decision, with some calling out the streaming service in order to best communicate their angry.
Others have even noticed a pattern emerge, with Netflix seemingly cancelling the more interesting, risky, critically acclaimed shows such as Altered Carbon, Santa Clarita Diet, Sense8, and The OA.
The surprise cancellation of [Altered Carbon} is the last straw for many, with one user offering a scathing review of Netflix's approach to programming saying, "Well that's #Netflix for ya, they are only interested in keeping shows that draw in new subscribers. As soon as a show stops doing that..it's done. They could care less about how popular a show is, if it's not bringing new money it gets the axe."
This view has been echoed by others, with another Altered Carbon fan saying, "What is Netflix even good for anymore? they've turned from a streaming service that took lots of risks on interesting shows especially sci-fi, to milking a handful of tired originals and showing reruns of shows that aired on TV."
Altered Carbon being axed has some fans concerned about Netflix shows they love, such as the fantasy series The Witcher.
Set more than 300 years in the future, the society depicted in Altered Carbon has been transformed by new technology and has led to human bodies being interchangeable and death no longer being something permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the only surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned for centuries until impossibly wealthy businessman Laurens Bancroft offers him the chance to live again. Kovacs will have to do something for Bancroft, though, if he wants to be resurrected. Bancroft's request of Kovacs is to solve a murder...Bancroft's.
The Netflix series was created by Laeta Kalogridis and is based on the 2002 novel of the same title by English author Richard K. Morgan. The show stars The Suicide Squad's Joel Kinnaman as Kovacs in the first season, before changing to Marvel Cinematic Universe alumni Anthony Mackie for the second season. The supporting cast is made up of the likes of James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Chris Conner, Dichen Lachman, Ato Essandoh, and Kristin Lehman.
Both seasons of Altered Carbon are available to stream now on Netflix, but, of course, don't get too attached to it as, unless the show can find a new home somewhere else, there won't be any more of it. There is also an anime movie titled Altered Carbon: Resleeved which is set before the first season that was released earlier this year.