Netflix has revealed the official trailer for Season 2 of its mind-bending cyberpunk series, Altered Carbon, which is set to premiere on Thursday, February 27, 2020. In Season 2, Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie will portray Takeshi Kovacs, replacing Season 1’s Joel Kinnaman in the leading role.
For a glimpse at what’s to come in Altered Carbon Season 2, check out the trailer below:
Netflix says Altered Carbon Season 2 begins “30 years after the conclusion of Season 1, and finds Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie), the lone surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors, continuing his centuries-old quest to find his lost love Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry). After decades of planet-hopping and searching the galaxy, Kovacs is recruited back to his home planet of Harlan’s World with the promise of finding Quell. Haunted by his past and responsible for investigating a series of brutal murders, Kovacs is stunned to discover his new mission to solve the crime and his pursuit to find Quell are one and the same. With the help of his loyal A.I. Poe (Chris Conner), Kovacs must now partner with new allies to outwit his enemies and find the truth: Who is Quellcrist Falconer?”
One of the biggest WTF moments from the trailer is the reveal of Will Yun Lee wearing Takeshi Kovacs’ birth sleeve. Sure, we’ve seen Lee’s portrayal of Kovacs during flashbacks in Season 1, but what’s he doing talking to the present-day Kovacs played by Anthony Mackie? It’s possible that Lee’s Kovacs is in Season 2 due to a process called “double sleeving,” which happens when there are duplicate cortical stacks of the same person placed in separate sleeves. It’s very, very illegal, and can’t possibly end well.
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For more on Netflix, check out everything else coming to the streamer in February, our reviews of the first seasons of Ragnarok and Locke & Key, plus find out how Netflix fared at the Oscars.