Altered Carbon is almost back, which means conspiracy theories on it’s plot are sure to abound.
Although Joel Kinnaman won’t return as Takeshi Kovacs (instead, Anthony Mackie will be taking over the part), Season 2 will see the return of Renée Elise Goldsberry as Quell and Chris Conner as Poe, Netflix announced this Friday.
Throughout the first season, Quell only appeared in flashbacks that centered on her love story with Kovacs. Quell was already dead when the first season began, with the leader of the Envoys having been killed in the rebellion, but once Kovacs learned her cortical stack had been backed up, he set out on a quest to reunite with her in the Season 1 finale. Thanks to Netflix for thier official description of Quell in Season 2: she’ll be “driven by her desire to reset the balance between life and death” when she appears again. Given that tease, it sounds like Quell won’t be too keen on backing herself up this time, so hopefully she doesn’t get killed (again) and experience Real Death. Also dead when Season 1 ended, Poe, too, will be resurrected for Season 2. Since he’s an A.I. hologram, it makes sense that he’s backed up somewhere out there, so resurrection likely won’t be too difficult. After season one ended with Kovacs finding himself betrayed by his sister (Dichen Lachman), we’re jazzed to know he’ll have at least one loyal ally by his side. It’s a wild world inside Altered Carbon.
No premiere date for the eight-episode season has been set yet, unfortunately, but production has begun. Your move Netflix.