Altered Carbon Archives

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Netflix series Altered Carbon is coming back for a second season, with some new sleeves joining familiar faces. Renée Elise Goldsberry will return as Quellcrist Falconer, and Chris Conner will remain the hologram of author Edgar Allen Poe. New additions to the cast include Anthony Mackie as the new body for Takeshi Kovacs (played in season 1 by Joel Kinnaman), Simone Missick (Detective Misty Knight in Marvel's[...]
Netflix Developing Altered Carbon, Pacific Rim (and 3 Other) Anime Series
For you kaju lovers out there, we're getting a Pacific Rim anime, and for you Altered Carbon fans, a series to 'explore story mythology'. Here's what we know so far about the shows (from our friends over at Collider): Pacific Rim: Returning to the epic battle of Kaiju and Jeagers, this original anime series will expand upon the story of the[...]
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Netflix series Altered Carbon has FINALLY been officially picked up for a second season We say finally, because we were totally expecting it months earlier The series is based on Richard K Morgan's Altered Carbon novels, which detail futuristic worlds where humans are able to download their memories into stacks (think cpu chips) that can be implanted[...]
Jeff Russo
Jeff Russo is a prolific composer.  I can say this because his current slate of shows across traditional television and streaming services is impressive- Altered Carbon and Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix, Legion and Fargo on FX, Lucifer on FOX, Counterpart, Bull, Powers– you get the idea. Editorial credit: Eugene Powers / At WonderCon 2018, Jeff spoke about his influences, keeping his series(eseses) in their own[...]
A look at Altered Carbon (Image: Netflix)
Last weekend when I binge-watched and reviewed Altered Carbon, I also talked about the changes in the series from the Richard K Morgan novel it was based on Having just read the book, it was fresh in my mind. The biggest change overall led to a lot of other changes The novel was a first-person narrative[...]
'Hanna' Series Reunites The Killing's Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
Dick's Electric Dreams) and Joel Kinnaman (Altered Carbon) are set to join the series adaptation of the 2011 assassin film Hanna. With newcomer Esme Creed-Miles (Dark River) as lead, the series is directed by Sarah Adina Smith (Legion) from a script adaptation by David Farr (film's co-writer) NBCUniversal International Studios will serve as the main production studio, with[...]
The Killers
This article contains spoilers for Altered Carbon episode 10 – The Killers. . . . . . And we've come to the end Everything happens on Head in the Clouds Reileen (Dichen Lachman) verifies that her backups have been contaminated and sends her ghost walker to the Raven to destroy the AI and pick up the others When he gets there,[...]
Rage in Heaven
This article contains spoilers for Altered Carbon episode nine – Rage in Heaven. . . . . . This episode starts off with Kovacs (Joel Kitterman) meeting with Reileen (Dichen Lachman) where he tells her that he doesn't care She tries to convince him otherwise, but he tells her that he's going to spend some time on an island and then[...]
Clash by Night
This article contains spoilers for Altered Carbon episode eight – Clash by Night. . . . . . This episode picks up just after Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) found out that his sister Reileen (Dichen Lachman) is the one that sold the Envoys out to the Protectorate and got them all killed He also finds out that she has multiple sleeves and[...]
Nora Inu
This article contains spoilers for Altered Carbon episode seven – Nora Inu. . . . . . With the first six episodes, I did the recap, said a few words then talked about how the story has been diverging from the novel by Richard K Morgan I'm going to do something different here Nothing in this episode takes place in the[...]
Man with My Face
This article contains spoilers for Altered Carbon episode six – Man with My Face. . . . . . The episode starts with Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) flying through the city with a dying Ortega (Martha Higareda) in the back She was attacked by the ghost walker They are able to save her original sleeve, but her arm has to be replaced[...]
Wrong Man
This article contains spoilers for Altered Carbon episode five, 'The Wrong Man'. This episode starts off a little strange as we see Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) interrogating a guy about Mary Lou Henchy, but we quickly discover that this is actually Elias Riker doing the interrogating and Henchy was his friend growing up He doesn't believe her[...]
Force of Evil
This article contains spoilers for Altered Carbon episode 4 – Force of Evil. . . . . . Having recently read the novel, I was anticipating this episode and how it might be very uncomfortable to watch Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is captured and taking to a clinic where they do virtual torture He is then confronted by Dimitri the Twin (Tahmoh[...]
In a Lonely Place
This article contains spoilers for Altered Carbon episode four – In a Lonely Place. . . . . . The third episode of Altered Carbon starts with a story about a patchwork man, a monster created to scare children Its a story book that young Takeshi reads with his sister We also see the abusive relationship of his parents We get[...]
Fallen Angel
This article contains spoilers for Altered Carbon episode 2 – Fallen Angel. . . . . . The episode starts with a dead woman falling out of the sky and into the water, this is Mary Lou Henchy (Lisa Chandler) and someone tries very hard to make this body go missing She's a Catholic, which is important because they are the[...]