Altered Carbon is an American cyberpunk action tv series. The series is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same name. Created by Laeta Kalogridis, the show is set in 360 years into the future in a metropolis known as Bay City. Moreover, in this future, a person’s memories and consciousness can be stored in a device called ‘stacks’.
Also, the stacks can be inserted into synthetic bodies called ‘sleeves’. Thus rendering a future without death. But the elite rich of the society exploit this system to live forever. The series follows a mercenary called Takeshi Kovacs, the sole survivor of a rebel group known as the ‘Envoys’. The Netflix show debuted in February 2018. And to date, it has released two seasons containing 18 episodes. The second season premiered on Netflix in February 2020.
To date, Netflix hasn’t announced a renewal for the series. Though fans need not worry because Netflix announced the second season just a year before its release. So, going by tradition, we can expect a new season to be announced sometime next year. Along with a release date of early 2022. Besides, the current pandemic may cause the upcoming season to be delayed further.
Currently, there’s little to no information about the plot of the upcoming season. But we presume that the new season will have a new iteration of Takeshi Kovacs. The show will also reportedly take on an anthology like approach going forward. Additionally, we think the third season will pick up from where the previous season left off. The consequences of double stacking will be delved in. In addition, Poe’s relationship with Dig will also play a major role in the next season. Viewers will probably get to see more of the elders and their advanced technology. Also, season 3 is expected to turn outwards and explore the Protectorate and Quell’s revolution.
Since Netflix hasn’t renewed the series yet, we don’t know anything about the possible cast list of the upcoming season. We also don’t have any word on whether Anthony Mackie would reprise his role as Takeshi Kovacs. Although Mackie himself is eager to return to the series. Judging by the trend, viewers might probably see a new actor portraying the infamous mercenary. And according to rumours, ‘Joker’ and ‘Deadpool 2’ star Zazie Beetz might play the newest iteration of Takeshi Kovacs. And, we are quite sure that Yun Lee would return as the ‘other’ Takeshi. In addition, he will be joined by the following cast in the new season
Furthermore, rumors suggest that there is a chance of Joel Kinnaman returning as Ryker in the third season.
With the series not being renewed yet, a trailer or promo is out of the equation right now. Though we assume that fans will have to wait till 2021 for a trailer.