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Anthony Mackie to Star in Netflix's Altered Carbon Season 2

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Altered Carbon will be back with main character Takeshi Kovacs wearing a new face.

Netflix has announced their popular science fiction series has been renewed for a second season with Anthony Mackie cast as the new lead. The Avengers star replaces Joel Kinnaman who starred as Kovacs in the first season with Will Yun Lee and Byron Mann portraying earlier incarnations of the character.

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Altered Carbon is an adaptation of the 2002 novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan. Set primarily in 2384, the series takes place in a future where the rich can transfer their consciousness to new bodies, effectively becoming immortal. After being imprisoned in a failed uprising against the wealthy, Kovacs is freed to solve a murder in exchange for a new chance at immortality.

As Mackie assumes the role as the latest incarnation of Takeshi Kovacs, the network teases the series will continue to explore different time periods and worlds throughout its dystopian science fiction setting though specifics for Season 2's story are still being kept under wraps.

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Developed by television by Laeta Kalogridis who also executive produces the series, the second season will see Kalogridis splitting showrunning duties with new executive producer Alison Schapker. The series will return on Netflix at an unspecified date in 2019 for eight episodes.

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