Before we get into this episode on Amber reviews things as usual *SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT*. This week we’re talking about the latest Netflix series, the love child of Ghost in The Shell and Blade Runner, Altered Carbon. Based on a 2002 novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon ticks all the right boxes for a modern take on a cyberpunk series, with a world where the human consciousness can be stored on a chip called “stacks,” and transferred between bodies known as “sleeves”.
With there being a clear divid between humans who can afford to “back up” their consciousness and “resleeve” for multiple centuries (ultimately avoiding real death and becoming godly.). To those who live on the bottom, being “resleeved” into what ever body is available or not being “resleeved” at all and their “stack” staying on ice for centuries.
Takeshi Kovacs (played by Suicide Squads Joel Kinnaman.) is a a former special forces operative who’s “stack” has been in a digital prison for 250 years only to be spun back up into the present world to solves a suspected murder/suicide. Altered Carbon is one of those classic murder mysteries of who did with a twist of the why being the main arch for the show. Along with those beautifully written plot twists and even some strangely intense love between family members, Altered Carbons finale episode The Killers almost wrapped everything up nicely for the series to be concluded there, almost being the key word here.
With the cliff hanger in the finale episode about Takeshi Kovacs real love being backed up by his crazed sister and hidden somewhere Takeshi’s next endeavour is obviously to find his love. This means season two has the potential to take us to different worlds and even meet different alien races. Netflix has quietly renewed Altered Carbon for a second season, 6 weeks before its series premiered. Per ProdWeek, production on Season two is set to begin late 2018. With this only being quietly renewed depending on ratings Alerted Carbon still has the potential to be canned but I have a inkling that Netflix will indeed spin Altered Carbon back up as well as some of our most beloved characters like Takeshi Kovac and hopefully Poe, because he deserved so much better.
Let us know what you thought about Altered Carbon —Who would you want to see return to Season Two and do you think there should be justice for Poe?. To stay updated with all things Altered Carbon you can subscribe to our mailing list and get notified when new articles come out. Altered Carbon is available to stream on Netflix.