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Altered Carbon returns to Netflix on 27 Feb, starring Anthony Mackie

By Koh Wanzi - on 22 Jan 2020, 6:36pm

Altered Carbon returns to Netflix on 27 Feb, starring Anthony Mackie

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After two long years, Netflix's science-fiction series Altered Carbon is finally coming back. Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated series will drop on 27 February, so you don't have too long to wait to dive back into this cyberpunk dystopia where no one really dies.

Season 2 will see Anthony Mackie play the lead role of Takeshi Kovacs, taking over from Joel Kinnaman. The actor swap is possible because of a unique quirk of the Altered Carbon universe, which allows people to transfer their consciousness from body to body, or "sleeves", as the show calls them. 

Netflix hasn't released any trailer yet for the second season, but its official synopsis states that Kovacs will be continuing his search across the galaxy for his long lost love, Quellcrist Falconer:

Season Two of the sophisticated and compelling sci-fi drama finds Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie), the lone surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors, continuing his centuries old quest to find his lost love Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry). 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. With the help of his loyal A.I. Poe (Chris Conner), Kovacs must now partner with new allies to outwit his enemies and find the truth: Who is Quellcrist Falconer?