Altered Carbon Canceled at Netflix After Two Seasons

Netflix cancels 'Altered Carbon' after just two seasons

Deadline is reporting that Netflix has canceled the body-swapping sci-fi series Altered Carbon after two seasons.

Netflix released the second season of the series, which stared Anthony Mackie as protagonist Takeshi Kovacs, in February following an nearly two-year gap between the first season in 2018.

Season Two of the sophisticated and compelling sci-fi drama 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).

The Hollywood Reporter notes that COVID-19 wasn't behind Netflix's decision to pull the plug.

The series was based on the novel Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan and landed on Netflix with a giant splash, giving the streamer another pop culture hit with the first season in 2018. Both shows had been renewed for second seasons.

Chris Conner co-starred in both seasons as Poe, an artificial intelligence that modeled itself after Edgar Allan Poe. In March, it also released an anime spinoff called Altered Carbon: Resleeved. However, there's now no indication that the series will continue in any form after the cancellation.

Instead, the streaming service weighed the lavish show's big budget versus its streaming audience, and Altered Carbon came up short. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us how you really feel.