Altered Carbon Returns with New Faces and an Intriguing New Mission

Altered Carbon returns to Netflix this Thursday with eight action-packed episodes that take us deeper into this futuristic world. Interstellar soldier Takeshi Kovacs sets out on a new mission, while simultaneously trying to reconnect with the only person who truly mattered to him.blog_addtochrome_banner2Thirty years have passed since the events of Season 1, and Kovacs is flipping between bodies — or “sleeves” — while continuing to search the galaxy for infamous resistance fighter and his long-lost love, Quellcrist Falconer.

Kovacs is recalled to his home planet of Harlan’s World where the world’s richest man has a new mission for the soldier. His consciousness — referred to as a “stack” — is loaded into a stronger sleeve with some remarkable capabilities, which marks Anthony Mackie’s introduction as Kovacs. Early into his investigation, he realizes that this mission and his quest to find Quell are connected.

There are many new characters to meet this season, but you will see some familiar faces. Chris Conner returns as Poe, loyal A.I. to Kovacs, who will have his own story arc in addition to supporting Kovacs on this new mission. There will be more of Renée Elise Goldsberry as Quellcrist Falconer. We’ll also get to see and learn more about Harlan’s World itself, which was only shown in flashbacks during the first season.

On the new character front, there are some exciting additions to the cast. Kovacs will have a new partner, Trepp – an expert bounty hunter played by Simone Missick. Also joining the cast are Lela Loren as Danica Harlan (the ambitious governor of Harlan’s World), Dina Shihabi as Dig 301 (an out-of-work archaeological A.I. who finds a new purpose when she meets Poe), and Torben Liebrecht as Colonel Ivan Carrera (leader of the Colonial Tactical Assault Corps who also happens to be a previous stack in a new sleeve).

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