According to a tweet posted by the show’s official Twitter account, the cyberpunk series will return to the streaming service on Thursday, February 27th.
— Altered Carbon (@AltCarb) January 21, 2020
The eight-episode Season 2 of the sci-fi drama will still center on Takeshi Kovac, who is now played by Anthony Mackie (Hurt Locker) after the character’s original portrayer Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) left the series at the end of Season 1. Since Altered Carbon is set in a future in which humans can transfer their consciousness and memories between different bodies referred to as “sleeves,” the said major recasting was not complicated production-wise.
In addition to Mackie, other actors who are joining the series for its new season are Lela Loren (Power) as Danica Harlan, governor of Harlan’s World; Simone Missick (All Rise) as bounty hunter Trepp; Dina Shihabi (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as DIG 301, an artificial intelligence designed to assist archaeologists; and James Saito (The Terror) as Tanaseda Hideki, a centuries-old organized crime boss who has quite a bit of power on Harlan’s World.
Returning cast members, meanwhile, include Chris Conner as Edgar Poe and Renee Elise Goldsberry as the elusive Quellcrist Falconer.
Though the video that accompanies the tweet doesn’t give away any plot details about the new season, Netflix revealed that the show’s sophomore run will see Kovac continuing his galaxy-spanning and centuries-long search for his lost love, Falconer, all while trying to solve a string of murders. Interestingly, it seems though that both of his missions are connected to each other.