Altered Carbon, an American cyberpunk web television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, is primarily based totally on Richard K. Morgan’s cyberpunk noir novel of the same name.
More than three hundred years within-side the future, society has been converted through the means of new technology. It leads to our human bodies into being interchangeable and death no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the most effective surviving soldier of a collection of elite interstellar warriors who had been defeated in a rebellion in opposition to the brand new global order. His thoughts were in an imprisoned state for hundreds of years till impossibly rich businessman Laurens Bancroft offers him the chance to live again. Kovacs will need to do something for Bancroft if he desires to be resurrected. Bancroft’s request of Kovacs is to solve a murder which is none other than Bancroft’s.
Season one of Altered Carbon leans hard into its cyberpunk roots. It serves up an ambitiously pulpy viewing experience that often overwhelms but never bores. This review was from rotten tomatoes. The first season consists of ten episodes and streamed on Netflix on February 2, 2018. Then on July 27, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season consisting of eight episodes. It released on February 27, 2020, with an anime film set before the first season that released on March 19, 2020.
Season Two kick starts 30 years after the epic end of Season One.
It reveals Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie), the lone surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors. We see him persevering with his centuries antique quest to locate his misplaced love Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry).
Morgan has revealed that “if all goes well” the show “will run for five seasons”. Well if you’ve already binged the first season’s episodes, you need to start with season two soon.
Plus, if you look at the books, each book takes place in a completely different universe, so if Netflix gets the rights to the other books and then makes them it would be basically a new cast for every season. It would be more of an anthology!
Season two will also have the possibility to use the show’s body-swapping plot device to portray issues like gender fluidity and transgender-ism. “LGBTQ, and so many other issues such as the ways in which we feel comfortable or uncomfortable in our physical bodies, are things that I think the show has to explore but has not yet been able to do,” Kalogridis said.