Netflix has revealed the first teaser and release date for Altered Carbon season 2. The show was renewed for a sophomore season in July 2018, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie tapped as the new series lead. Updates have been slow coming over the last year and a half, but things will be moving fast now as the sci-fi series is set to return next month.
Altered Carbon season 2 will arrive on February 27. The show's official Twitter account made the reveal via a brief teaser video. It doesn't contain any actual footage from the upcoming season. Instead, it is an extended animation that showcases the new logo before revealing the release date. The video was shared with the following caption.
The Netflix Original sci-fi series initially debuted on February 2, 2018, meaning it will be more than two full years between seasons. However, it's relatively common for shows to take longer breaks these days, as networks are far more concerned with delivering quality, as opposed to delivering something in a hurry. The cast includes Renee Elise Goldsberry (Waves), Lela Loren (Power), Simone Missick (Luke Cage), Chris Conner (Walk of Shame), Dina Shihabi (Jack Ryan) and Torben Liebrecht (Operation Finale), with Will Yun Lee (The Good Doctor) and James Saito (Always Be My Maybe) set to guest star. Alison Schapker (The Flash, Almost Human) seres as showrunner and executive producer.
Altered Carbon season 2 centers on Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie) who is the sole surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors. He is continuing his quest, which has been going on for hundreds of years, to find Quellcrist Falconer (Renee Elise Goldsberry), his long lost love. After decades of planet-hopping and traversing the galaxy, Kovacs finds himself back on his home planet of Harlan's World with a promising lead on finding Quellcrist. Haunted by his past and responsible for investigating a series of brutal murders, Kovacs is shocked when he finds out his new mission to solve the crime will cross paths with his pursuit of his lost love. With the help of his loyal A.I. Poe (Chris Conner), Kovacs must now form new alliances and outsmart his enemies to discover the truth about Quellcrist Falconer.
Altered Carbon season 1 starred Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) in the lead role. It received a reasonably positive response from critics, currently boasting a 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, to go with a 90 percent audience rating. Executive producers on the series include Laeta Kalogridis, James Middleton, Rose Lam, Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. The show is based on Richard K. Morgan's series of sci-fi novels. With the season 2 premiere date just around the corner, we should be getting a trailer any day now, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Be sure to check out the teaser from the official Altered Carbon Twitter account for yourself.