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Why Altered Carbon was Cancelled by Netflix? It is back with season 3?

by Manika Baiswar
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Altered Carbon is a Netflix original series that was first released on February 2, 2018. It has been renewed for season 3 and will be premiering on June 6, 2019. This show is set in the 25th century where human minds can now be digitized and downloaded into new bodies called sleeves. The show centres around a man named Takeshi Kovacs who wakes up 250 years after his death to investigate an apparent murder of one of the wealthiest men in the world who wants him dead as well. Alten Carbon is based on the 2002 novel of the same name.

Cancellation Updates:

It was first cancelled after season one because it did not have strong enough viewership to justify its production cost. However, Altered Carbon has been renewed for a third and final season which will be released in 2020. It might then return as an animated series or maybe even live-action too since there are still many plot twists that need to unfold before this show can end properly. The new episodes will comprise of ten 45 minute episodes with eight more months left until they air again next year.

Despite being deemed nonessential by Netflix, Altered Carbon fans want more content from this show so badly that they started a change petition to help get Altered Carbon back on the streaming service. The petition was created on December 18, 2018, with a goal of 75k signatures and it has so far amassed over 79K supporters all across the world who want more Altered Carbon content to be made available for streaming.

Season 1:

The show’s first season ended in February 2018 and left many fans interested enough to watch the sequel which is scheduled to air next year at some point in 2020 or 2021 as an official decision hasn’t been reached yet about when that will happen just yet. One thing is certain though: Altered Carbon isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, despite what Netflix thinks!

Altered Carbon is back!

“Altered Carbon is back!” exclaims every fan of this sci-fi TV series since they found out that it’s not cancelled and that the third season is coming soon.

These Altered Carbon fanatics are very passionate about their show, to say the least! They even started a petition on Change.org for Netflix to reconsider its decision of cancelling Altered Carbon after only two seasons back in May 2019 when they announced this fact.

Altered Carbon cast
Altered Carbon cast


Altered Carbon is a science-fiction show created by Laeta Kalogridis and based on the novel of the same name authored by Richard Morgan.

It tells us about what’s going to happen in 2048, where humans have been able to transfer their consciousnesses from one body (or “sleeve”) to other thanks to cortical stacks inserted into the neck or spine. In Altered Carbon life doesn’t end with death but becomes just like changing clothes: you take your old sleeve off, put on a new one and continue living as if nothing happened!

The series follows Takeshi Kovacs; who was given back his freedom after spending 250 years frozen. Out of time following an uprising against the Protectorate elite that he participated in when he served as a soldier. His mind was imprisoned in Bay City, one of the last cities on Earth; that had been damaged by worldwide rebellion and economic collapse; which has now become the centre for human civilization as it’s transformed into “The New World”.

He is brought to investigate an old murder; alongside Detective Kristin Ortega; with who he ends up falling in love. After they have to go undercover as husband and wife; due to her job while investigating Altered Carbon’s most dangerous criminals.

The Cast of Altered Carbon Season 3:

Joel Kinnaman ( Takeshi Kovacs )

Anthony Mackie ( Poe Dameron )

The Plot of Altered Carbon Season Three:

Altered Carbon is a cyberpunk noir television series starring Joel Kinnaman and based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. Set in 2553, it follows interstellar warrior rebel; Takeshi Kovacs, as he investigates a conspiracy; against one of the wealthiest men in history. Following his 250 years imprisonment; for an attempted rebellion that was put down with extreme violence while trying to prevent Earth’s exploitation at all costs. The third season will be released sometime next year on Netflix. But until then you can binge-watch seasons two and three!

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