Altered Carbon Season 2, the cyberpunk sci-fi show is returning with another season. Anthony Mackie is all set to entertain his fans with a new adventure.

Altered Carbon was renewed in June last year. The dystopian drama is based on a novel by Richard K Morgan. The show is based in an era three centuries ahead where the human souls have digitized. The souls known as “sleeves” are transferable to different identities.

When will Altered Carbon Season 2 release on Netflix?

There is no official air date for the show yet, so the fans will have to wait for some time before they get to see Altered Carbon Season 2. It took a lot of time and expensive production for the making of the first series. The lead actor Joel Kinnaman said that the show’s budget was bigger than Game of Thrones first three series.

According to reports, Altered Carbon Season 2 started filming in February in Vancouver. So we can expect it to release in the second half of 2019.

Altered Carbon Season 2, the cyberpunk sci-fi show is returning with another season
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Who will Star in Altered Carbon Season 2?

The role of Takeshi Kovacs was played by Joel Kinnaman in Season 1. However, Kovacs has plans to change sleeves this season. Captain America’s Anthony Mackie will take his place in the upcoming season.

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Daredevil’s Dina Shihabi will play an AI “Dig 301” to assist archaeologists.  James Saito will act as a Yakuzo boss who controls the organized crime ring of the planet and is related to Kovacs. Chris Conner and Renee Elise Goldsberry will be back as Poe and Quellcrist Falconer.

The sci-fi has endless possibilities in store. There is a huge chance that there will be several new additions in Altered Carbon Season 2. Showrunner Laeta Kalogridis said,

This is a world that allows you to ‘never say never.’

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What to expect in Altered Carbon Season 2?

The novel Altered Carbon has two subsequent novels Broken Angels and Woken Furies.  So there is no dearth of source material for the show. It is not known yet if Kalogridis will stick to the original story or not.

The new series will move thirty years ahead directly. Kovacs will be seen serving a band of mercenaries and fighting against against a corporate-sponsored government. Kalogridis said,

Richard has a very big-budget brain. The second book involves a worldwide war with nuclear explosions, some space travel, a giant alien dreadnought and an interstellar fight between aliens. It is prohibitively expensive in scope.

The show will further explore the theme of identity.

Altered Carbon Season 2 will further explore the theme of identity. It wants to cover different aspects of human life. Kalogridis added,

LGBTQ, and so many issues and the ways in which we feel comfortable or uncomfortable in our physical bodies, are things that I think the show is very right to explore, but has not yet been able to do.