Netflix series Altered Carbon is coming back for a second season, with some new sleeves joining familiar faces.
Renée Elise Goldsberry will return as Quellcrist Falconer, and Chris Conner will remain the hologram of author Edgar Allen Poe.
New additions to the cast include Anthony Mackie as the new body for Takeshi Kovacs (played in season 1 by Joel Kinnaman), Simone Missick (Detective Misty Knight in Marvel’s Luke Cage and additional Netflix series), Dina Shihabi (Marvel’s Daredevil), Torben Liebrecht, and James Saito (The Terror).
According to Deadline, Mossick will play Trepp a bounty hunter, Shihabi is out of work AI Dig 301, Liebrecht is Protectorate Special Forces Colonel Ivan Carrera, and Saito is Tanaseda Hideki (a A centuries-old Yakuza boss).
There was also an additional update (kinda?) on the status of the announced Altered Carbon anime feature:
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) November 8, 2018
This anime feature, set in the same universe of the Netflix live-action sci-fi series (second season in production from Skydance Television), will explore new elements of the story mythology.
Writer: Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) and Tsukasa Kondo
Animation Studio: Anima
The Netflix series is based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Richard Morgan. The series is set in a future where interstellar travel is facilitated by transferring consciousnesses (stacks) between bodies (sleeves). The story follows former U.N. elite soldier turned private investigator Takeshi Kovacs to investigate a rich man’s death. There are two additional novels in the series; Broken Angels and Woken Furies.
We don’t have an expected return date for the series, but we’ll let you know what we hear.