Altered Carbon cancelled by Netflix

The decision was apparently made back in April.

Netflix has cancelled its cyberpunk drama Altered Carbon after two seasons. 

The show reportedly had a huge budget, star Joel Kinnaman has said it cost “more than the first three seasons of Game of Thrones”, but not the viewership numbers required to make its renewal a worthy investment for the streaming giant. 

Based on Richard Morgan’s popular series of novels, Altered Carbon is set in a futuristic world where consciousness is stored in a stack which can be placed into another body in a process known as resleeving. 

The show follows elite solider Takeshi Kovacs who is initially resleeved to help the immensely wealthy Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) solve his own murder. 

Kinnaman played the role of Kovacs in season one while Marvel star Anthony Mackie took over for season 2 as he continued his search for lost love Quellcrist (Renée Elise Goldsberry).

The show received generally positive responses from critics and fans alike who praised its cinematography, themes and performances. 

This announcement comes less than a week after Netflix also cancelled acclaimed drama I’m Not Okay With This and The Society due to COVID-19 related circumstances. 

You can stream both seasons of Altered Carbon and the animated spinoff film Resleeved on Netflix now. 

Source: The Verge

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