Altered Carbon season 2 release date announced by Netflix

Jack Shepherd

Altered Carbon season 2 finally has a release date. The Netflix original series will debut on February 27 – which is just over a month away.

The official twitter account for the series unveiled the news, along with a minor teaser. While it contains no new footage from the series, it does feature a very cool graphic – what's seemingly a revamp of the opening credits – and the message: "Your re-sleeving is now complete."

Back in 2018, we learnt that the first series' lead, Joel Kinnaman, was being replaced by Anthony Mackie – the actor best known for playing the superhero Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mackie will likewise play investigator Takeshi Kovacs, who has also bee portrayed by Will Yun Lee in the series.

How does the recasting work? Well, Altered Carbon takes place in a world where people can transfer their consciousness and memories between bodies – or "sleeves" – allowing multiple actors to play the same character. The series is based on Richard K. Morgan's book of the same name. 

Altered Carbon season 1 won relatively positive reviews, with GamesRadar+ calling the series, "A vibrant, well-made sci-fi story with a strong mystery at its heart," adding: "Occasional mid-season lulls and weaker backstories deny Altered Carbon true brilliance, though."

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