Did someone say amen? Netflix finally released the second season of Altered Carbon – after a two Season wait. The eight episodes of the second season opened on February 27, bringing a lot of conspiracy, intrigue, and futuristic plots.
Now that we know the new cover of Takeshi Kovacs, as Anthony Mackie, we are already thirsty for new episodes. But will it happen? What directions can the plot take from here?
We put together all possible speculations and bring everything we know so far about the third season of Altered Carbon.
Has Altered Carbon Been Renewed For Season 3?
Although Netflix hasn’t officially said anything, expectations are good. However, the second season of the series received mixed reviews ( here in the Series Mix, we don’t like it very much ). However, on Rotten Tomatoes the score is 75%, which is considered good.
But it may take a while to get an official response from Netflix. That’s because the first season took five months to be renewed. The same could happen with the second one, so stay tuned for the official news here in the Series Mix.
When Will Season 3 Debut?
The short answer is: in at least a year. Following the season 2 official marketing plan, fans had a quick glimpse of the cast previewing the production in February 2019, exactly one year after the first season’s release. So, let’s focus our efforts on the beginning of 2021 – although we have a bet that new episodes would not premiere before 2022. After all, Altered Carbon is a complex series that needs time to be produced.
Will The 3rd Season Make Big Changes, As The 2nd Did?
Screenwriter Alison Schapker has already expressed plans for a multi-season arc for the series and recalled that the second season had already been designed by creator Laeta Kalogridis when she was hired as a co-writer in July 2018.
Introducing a new one in the Kovacs iteration each season, the goal would be to follow the natural path of an anthology-style series, with each season taking place on a different planet in the Colonized Worlds. This would probably follow a definite continuity, but with a new story and a new star in the cast.
With the second season having used elements from British author Richard K. Morgan’s second and third books in the Altered Carbon trilogy, the series is now free to explore any story for Kovacs, whether in the past, present or future.
Who From The Cast Will Be In The New Episodes?
As with Joel Kinnaman after the first season, Anthony Mackie is unlikely to return for new episodes if the writers follow the same pattern each season, all to bring new dimensions to the Kovacs odyssey.
Ivan Carrera and Danica Harlan are also gone and will not return. However, Will Yun Lee has a card up his sleeve, and should be back in some Kovacs incarnation, as well as Chris Conner as Edgar Allan Poe, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Quellcrist Falconer, Simone Missick as the bounty hunter Trepp and Dina Shihabi as Dig 301.
The New Episodes: What To Expect?
As said, we can expect a new face for Takeshi, if the series continues. Season 1 highlighted Takeshi solving a mystery to gain his freedom. In season 2, he uses that freedom to track Quell. With her traveling the world, Takeshi can choose to follow her or stay in Harlan’s world and work together with Takeshi Prime.
There may also be another significant time jump (the second season of Altered Carbon begins thirty years after the end of the first season), in which case Takeshi could be anywhere in the world when we find him.