Netflix has decided against a third season of Altered Carbon.
According to the exclusive report from Deadline, the decision was made in April and wasn’t related to COVID-19’s impact on the production like the recent cancellations of The Society and I Am Not OK With This. The decision is said to be based on viewership vs. cost analysis.
The first season of the show was headlined by Joel Kinnaman while Anthony Mackie starred in the second season. Mackie’s version of the character seemed poised to return if they were to have gone through with a third season.
The show, based on the novels by Richard K. Morgan, focuses on Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite soldier called an Envoy who is reawakened hundreds of years in a new body and is tapped to solve a murder. Mackie’s portrayal of Kovacs will play on this theme as the character continues to discover the depths of the human condition.
Other stars included Renee Elise Golsberry, Simone Missick, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Chris Conner, Dichen Lachman, Ato Essandoh, Kristin Lehman, Trieu Tran, Lela Loren, Dina Shihabi and Torben Liebrecht.