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Altered Carbon: Season 2 (2020)




Critic Consensus: While not quite there yet, a clearer sense of purpose and more defined characters push Altered Carbon's sophomore season one step closer to the brilliance of its source material.


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Season Two begins 30 years after the epic conclusion of Season One, and finds Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie), the lone surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors, continuing his centuries old quest to find his lost love Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry). After decades of planet-hopping and searching the galaxy, Kovacs is recruited back to his home planet of Harlan's World with the promise of finding Quell. Haunted by his past and responsible for investigating a series of brutal murders, Kovacs is stunned to discover his new mission to solve the crime and his pursuit to find Quell are one and the same. With the help of his loyal A.I. Poe (Chris Conner), Kovacs must now partner with new allies to outwit his enemies and find the truth: Who is Quellcrist Falconer?


Martha Higareda
as Kristin Ortega
Tamara Taylor
as Oumou Prescott
Antonio Marziale
as Isaac Bancroft
Joel Kinnaman
as Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy
as Laurens Bancroft
Renée Elise Goldsberry
as Quellcrist Falconer
Hayley Law
as Lizzie Elliot
Ato Essandoh
as Vernon Elliot
Leonardo Nam
as Stronghold Kovacs
Trieu Tran
as Mister Leung
Kristin Lehman
as Miriam Bancroft
Dichen Lachman
as Reileen Kawahara
Adam Busch
as Mickey
Dina Shihabi
as Dig 301
Torben Liebrecht
as Colonel Ivan Carrera
James Saito
as Tanaseda Hideki
Lela Loren
as Danica Harlan
Anthony Mackie
as Takeshi Kovacs
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Critic Reviews for Altered Carbon: Season 2

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (8)

The distinct episodes help keep viewers invested when "Altered Carbon" goes too heavy on diegetic mumbo jumbo or changes its own rules to set up silly twists.

February 28, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It had good moments, it had bad moments, it had dull moments. I kind of wish now that there was just Season 1 standing alone as a great example of the genre...

June 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

We're offered a bold new performance by Anthony Mackie, and this season also brings in exciting new characters while greatly exploring returning ones.

March 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Season 2 might seem like it has a lot of unnecessary layers to it, however, once you give those said layers time to grow, and a much closer look, then you'll see that there is a lot to be adored.

March 24, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The action remains intense; it's just got more meaning.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Mackie gives Kovacs a suitable sort of intensity and loose-limbed physicality... New showrunner Alison Schapker (Lost, Fringe) continues expanding a fascinating world out of the novels by Richard K. Morgan.

March 4, 2020 | Full Review…

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