Netflix has dropped the first full trailer for Altered Carbon Season 2, and it generously features a lot of huge moments that would definitely make fans more excited about the show’s return later this month.
The two-minute clip opens with the completion of Takeshi Kovacs’ (Anthony Mackie) latest re-sleeving. As explained by his loyal A.I. companion, Poe (Chris Conner), Takeshi’s new bespoke sleeve is designed by Khumalo Bioware. Meant for military use, it features rapid healing and enhanced reaction time, among many others. It also seems to have some magnetic properties, as Takeshi is seen drawing a pair of handguns without actually touching them.
Set 30 years after the events of Season 1, Season 2 finds Takeshi getting recruited back to his home planet of Harlan’s World with the promise of finding his long lost love Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry).While Takeshi finally reunites with Quell about midway through the trailer, both of them are in danger, as Danica Harlan (Lela Loren) orders Colonel Ivan Cabrera (Tobren Liebrecht) — the dogged leader of a Protectorate Special Forces — to hunt them down.
While it’s not clear why Danica is after Takeshi and Quell, one thing is for sure, Takeshi is not frightened of her. “How does it feel to be afraid of death again? Or is this your first time?” Takeshi relentlessly asks Danica following his capture at the end of the trailer.
Also in the closing moments of the trailer, Takeshi shockingly comes face to face with his birth sleeve (Will Yun Lee). “Are you so far gone you don’t recognize yourself?” asks Takeshi’s original sleeve in the trailer’s craziest scene.
While viewers have already seen Lee’s Kovacs in flashback scenes in Season 1, this is the first time he appears in the show’s present-day timeline. According to IGN, it’s possible that Lee’s Takeshi is in Season 2 due to a process called “double sleeving,” which occurs when there are duplicate cortical stacks of the same person placed in separate sleeves. Since double sleeving is considered illegal, the appearance of Lee’s Takeshi would surely complicate things even more.
The eight-episode Season 2 of Altered Carbon arrives on Netflix on February 27th.