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Altered Carbon: Netflix Cancels The Series After Two Seasons

Altered Carbon: The popular cyberpunk TV series which was based on a 2002 book written by Richard K. Morgan and turned into a show by Laeta Kalogridis, has been officially canceled by Netflix after two seasons and an Anime movie. 

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Plot

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The first season of Altered Carbon takes place in the year 2384, which is over 360 years in the future from today. The world has become so advanced that it is now possible to transfer one’s consciousness into another human being’s body. Sounds freaking cool, right!? The protagonist of the story is Takeshi Kovacs, who lives in Bay City and is the only surviving member of a popular rebel group called the Envoys. The role was originally played by Joel Kinnaman but was taken over by Anthony Mackie AKA our beloved Falcon in the second season. 

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Why Was It Cancelled?

Netflix has canceled the series after two fairly successful seasons, with the second season having just eight episodes. News of this cancellation by the streaming platform came about six months after the release of Season 2, which aired back In February- before the pandemic took place on a global scale. The decision was made during the spring itself. The cancellation was a result of the streaming platform’s “viewership vs. cost analysis” and wasn’t influenced by the coronavirus pandemic at all. It is important to note that Altered Carbon is latest in the list of Netflix shows that recently got canceled, even though the Young Adult shows like The Society and I Am Not Okay With This, which, according to Netflix, was done due to the circumstances created by the ongoing pandemic.

Cast

In addition to Anthony Mackie playing the role of the protagonist, Renée Elise Goldsberry plays the role of his former lover and the founder of the resistance, Quellcrist Falconer, who somehow returned after being presumed dead for almost 300 years. Along with it, we had Torben Liebrecht As Colonel Ivan Carrera, The leader of an elite fighting force called The Wedge, Simone Missick As Trepp, and Chris Conner As Poe.

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