Takeshi Kovacs has a new sleeve.
Take a look at the ‘Cast Announcement’ promo Netflix has dropped for Altered Carbon season 2. Joel Kinnaman isn’t returning for the second chapter, which finds former Protectorate CTAC soldier Kovacs in a new sleeve, played by Anthony Mackie.
New cast members include Simone Missick (Luke Cage) as an expert bounty hunter named Trepp; Dina Shihabi (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as an out-of-work A.I. programmed to assist human archeologists, DIG 30; Torben Liebrecht (Operation Finale) as Colonel Carrera, a dogged Protectorate Special Forces unit leader who is on the hunt for Kovacs; and James Saito (The Terror) as Tanaseda Hideki, a centuries-old Yakuza boss who controls organised crime on the planet of Harlan’s World and shares a history with Takeshi Kovacs.
Fans of season 1 will be happy to see the return of Renée Elise Goldsberry as revolutionary leader and the object of Kovas’ allegiance, Quellcrist Falconer, and Chris Conner as Poe, Kovacs’ A.I. companion.
Apart from season 2, which is expected to hit Netflix late this year, there’s also an animated Altered Carbon feature on the way that will explore new elements of the story mythology.