Netflix has canceled Altered Carbon after two seasons. The sci-fi series premiered on the streaming service in 2018 and aired its second season in February, while an anime movie that takes place before the events of season 1 was released on March 19.
Altered Carbon, based on the 2002 novel by English author Richard K. Morgan, was created by Laeta Kalogridis. The show follows a former soldier turned investigator Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman in season 1, Anthony Mackenzie in season 2) solving a murder in a world where consciousness can be transferred to different bodies. The series also starred James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Chris Conner, Dichen Lachman, Ato Essandoh, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Lela Loren, Simone Missick, and Torben Liebrecht.
Altered Carbon‘s official cancellation comes just days after Netflix canceled The Society and I Am Not Okay With This. Although Netflix executives were pleased with the performances of the shows, the uncertainty around production dates and budget increases due to the coronavirus pandemic contributed to the cancellations.
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