Coming back for the second season Altered Carbon on Netflix are actors Renée Elise Goldsberry and Chris Conner returning for their roles as Quellcrist Falconer and Poe. It was announced today that actress Simone Missick, most notably known as playing Detective Misty Knight on the now-canceled Netflix series Luke Cage will appear in the sophomore season. Dina Shihabi, who appeared in yet another canceled Netflix show Marvel’s Daredevil is appearing along with Torben Liebrecht (Operation Finale) and James Saito.
Anthony Mackie has also been added to the cast.
As reported on Deadline, Mackie will be the new embodiment of Kovacs, as the series continues to delve into the themes of identity, mortality, and the human soul across longer periods of times and different worlds throughout the universe.
Altered Carbon made its season premiere on Netflix on Feb 2nd of last year, and was described by one of our critics as a combination of Ghost In The Shell and Blade Runner.
Here are their character descriptions:
ANTHONY MACKIE is TAKESHI KOVACS
A former Protectorate CTAC soldier who became a revolutionary Envoy, and then a mercenary for hire, Kovacs swears allegiance to no man or woman except one: Quellcrist Falconer. His undying quest to reconnect with her spans multiple centuries, planets and sleeves.
RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY as QUELLCRIST FALCONER
A fierce revolutionary leader with a deep bond to Takeshi Kovacs, Quell is driven by her desire to reset the balance between life and death.
CHRIS CONNER as POE
A centuries-old, highly-evolved A.I. and loyal companion to Takeshi Kovacs, Poe strives to understand what it means to be human.
SIMONE MISSICK is TREPP
An expert bounty hunter, Trepp is known for her ability to track down anyone in the Settled Worlds, for the right price.
DINA SHIHABI is DIG 301
An out-of-work A.I. programmed to assist human archeologists, Dig finds a new purpose when she meets Poe.
TORBEN LIEBRECHT as COLONEL IVAN CARRERA
The dogged leader of a Protectorate Special Forces unit known as the “Wedge,” Colonel Carrera is on the hunt for Takeshi Kovacs.
JAMES SAITO is TANASEDA HIDEKI
A centuries-old Yakuza boss, Tanaseda controls organized crime on the planet of Harlan’s World and shares a history with Takeshi Kovacs.
Altered Carbon is based on a book series of the same name written by Richard K. Morgan and is best described as a cyberpunk/neo-noir. The television series was developed by Laeta Kalogridis and stars Joel Kinnaman (Robocop; The Killing), Rene Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton; One Life to Live), Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0), and Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse).
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