Netflix’s Altered Carbon, a cyberpunk thriller adapted from Richard K. Morgan’s novel of the same name, was a labour of love that took years to complete.
But, with its enormous massive locked and loaded, allowing the series’ producers to go all out with sci-fi crazy, Altered Carbon finally materialised on Netflix in February 2018 with a 10-episode first season.
When can We Expect to See the Release of Altered Carbon Season 3?
Netflix has not yet stated when the third season of Altered Carbon will become available to stream. However, there are enough clues to piece together the riddle.
The first season of Altered Carbon premiered on Netflix on February 2, 2018. The second season premiered on February 27, 2020. The animated sequel, Altered Carbon: Resleeved, premiered on March 19, 2020.
Since the streaming service is famously secretive about its viewership metrics, the only data points available to influence guesses about a release date relate to the hefty production costs of the series.
Netflix has become more lenient in cancelling shows in recent months, so Altered Carbon’s season 2 ratings will need to be quite high for the streaming service to decide to extend the series for a third season.
The chances may be in the father of Altered Carbon’s favour, though, because the corporation appears to be committed to the core intellectual property, as evidenced by the publication of the anime spin-off.
But fans shouldn’t see Netflix’s radio silence as a sign of bad things to come. After season 1 ended, the network waited five months before ordering season 2, so viewers shouldn’t start mourning until July.
Is There Any Way to Find out who will be Appearing in The Third Season of Altered Carbon?
Since no announcement has been made and no casting choices have been presented or even hinted at by the show’s makers, it is too early to know who might be cast in Altered Carbon season 3.
However, Edgar Poe, the humanoid AI represented by Chris Conner, is supposed to have saved a duplicate of O.G. Kovacs’ (Byron Mann) stack before it was destroyed. This was confirmed by showrunner Alison Schapker in a recent interview with IGN.
Kovacs returning Elias Ryker’s sleeve to Ortega at the end of Season 1 was a touching moment for viewers, and they were left wondering, “I think Kovacs is coming back, but in what sleeve?” Schapker claims.
The second season was dedicated to delivering on that pledge to viewers. We also appreciated the concept of Poe, who has been struggling with decline all season, having his own moment of nobility in which he mimics Kovacs by essentially sacrificing himself.
So, his stack and Takeshi Kovacs’s mind are both present, and that’s what we promised the viewers. But what she has planned… well, that’s a mystery.
Anthony Mackie, who played Kovacs in Season 2, is a hotly anticipated returnee for Altered Carbon’s upcoming third season. Mackie replaced Joel Kinnaman after the first season, so it’s unlikely he’ll return if the writers keep switching things up between episodes.
So, How does Season 3 of Altered Carbon go?
In terms of the plot of a possible Altered Carbon season 3, your guess is as good as everyone else’s – even Schapker’s. Schapker even told The Hollywood Reporter in early March of 2020, “I have certain wishes, but we’re waiting for official confirmation from Netflix.
The lack of a pickup truck in our possession is a major drawback. We’re only passing by. For the love of God, please give us a third season. There are several potential avenues I might explore, but I’m unsure of how much detail I should provide. But it looks like we have everything we need.
The fates of Kovacs and his sister Reileen are among the most pressing questions left unanswered at the end of Altered Carbon Season 2.
A comeback from Mackie, whatever he may be playing, is the thing that fans would most like to see, and it isn’t out of the question if the show’s creators decide to bring back the beloved actor.
Given the possibility of other sleeves looking like Mackie, his likeness could be memorialised in script form. There will be a lot of speculation and questions until season 3 is officially announced, but one thing we know for sure is that the dead don’t always stay dead as long as the stack is OK.