Altered Carbon Cancelled By Netflix After Two Seasons

The futuristic sci-fi series Altered Carbon has come to an end. Netflix has canceled its original series after two seasons according to Variety.

Based on a novel by Richard K. Morgan, the series begins over 350 years in the future, where consciousnesses can be placed into new bodies–allowing people to live much longer lives. The show followed political operative Takeshi Kovacs–played by Joel Kinnaman in Season 1, Anthony Mackie in Season 2, and voiced by Ray Chase in the animated feature Resleeved. A wealthy man offers Kovacs a chance at a new life, if he can solve a murder.

Season 1 debuted on February 2, 2018, with Season 2 arriving on February 27, 2020 and the animated feature Resleeved releasing on March 19 of this year. Season 1 was viewed as favorable with critics, as GameSpot’s Mike Rougeau called it a “cyberpunk masterpiece.” However, Season 2 of the show hit the sophomoric slump, having not live up to the hype of the previous season.

The animated feature, which came out a month after Season 2 debuted, came and went unnoticed, earning a 65 of GameSpot’s sister site Metacritic, out of two reviews.

Netflix has been canceling numerous high-profile series in 2020. This year, the streaming service giant canceled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj, The Society, and I Am Not Okay With This–just months after its debut.

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