Altered Carbon Cast: What Do We Know So Far About It?


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Altered Carbon is an American cyberpunk television show and it was made by Laeta Kalogridis and the story is based on the novel with same name from 2002. Altered Carbon is a cyberpunk science fiction series with two seasons on Netflix.

The first season of the show consists of 10 episodes and it was premiered on 2nd of February 2018 and on 27th of July 2018 the series was renewed for the second season with eight episodes in it. Altered Carbon season 2 was released on 27th of February 2020 along with anime movie which was set before the first season.

Altered Carbon Cast

Mostly the series has received positive response from critics as well as audiences, but still it is cancelled after two seasons by Netflix and makers.

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What is Altered Carbon Cast?


  • Joel Kinnaman(season 1; flashbacks season 2), Anthony Mackie (season 2) and Ray Chase (Resleeved) as Takeshi “Tak” Kovacs,
  • James Purefoyas Laurens Bancroft (season 1), one of the wealthiest men alive,
  • Martha Higaredaas Kristin Ortega (season 1; guest season 2), a smart and tough lieutenant in the Bay City Police Department who comes from a religious Mexican American family of cops
  • Chris Conner as Edgar Poe (seasons 1–2), an artificial intelligence (AI) that takes the likeness of Edgar Allan Poe and runs the hotel that serves as Kovacs’ base of operations in Bay City
  • Dichen Lachman(season 1; guest season 2) and Elizabeth Maxwell (Resleeved) as Reileen Kawahara / Gina, Kovacs’ sister, who shared his violent childhood, who joined the Envoys at the same time as he did, and apparently perished when the uprising was put down
  • Ato Essandohas Vernon Elliot (season 1; guest season 2), a former Protectorate marine whose wife was imprisoned and daughter murdered
  • Kristin Lehmanas Miriam Bancroft and Naomi Bancroft
  • Trieu Tran as Mister Leung / Ghostwalker (season 1), a killer and “fixer” who kills and solves problems for a mysterious employer
  • Renée Elise Goldsberryas Quellcrist “Quell” Falconer (née Nadia Makita) (seasons 1–2),
  • Lela Loren as Danica Harlan (season 2), the governor of Harlan’s World and the daughter of its founder, Konrad Harla
  • Simone Missickas Trepp, a bounty hunter (season 2)
  • Dina Shihabias Dig 301 (season 2), an AI archaeologue who befriends Poe
  • Torben Liebrechtas Jaeger / Ivan Carrera (season 2), Kovacs’


  • Byron Mann as Mercenary Kovacs (season 1; flashbacks season 2) and Dimitri Kadmin (season 1)
  • Tamara Taylor as Oumou Prescott (season 1)
  • Marlene Forte as Alazne Ortega (season 1)
  • Tahmoh Penikett as Dimitri (season 1)
  • Matt Frewer as Carnage (season 1)
  • Hiro Kanagawa as Captain Tanaka (season 1)
  • Hayley Law as Lizzie Elliot (seasons 1–2)
  • Will Yun Lee as Original Takeshi Kovacs / “Kovacs Prime” (seasons 1–2)
  • Adam Busch as Mickey (season 1)
  • Michael Shanks as Horace Axley (season 2)
  • Sen Mitsuji as Tanaseda Yukito (season 2)
  • Waleed Zuaiter as Samir Abboud (season 1)
  • James Saito(season 2) and Doug Stone (Resleeved) as Tanaseda Hideki
  • Neal McDonough as Konrad Harlan (season 2)

What Are the Reviews for Altered Carbon Series?

The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the first season of the show an approval rating of 68% which is based on 95 reviews and an average rating of 6.5 out of 10. The website states that –

Altered Carbon leans hard into its cyberpunk roots, serving up an ambitiously pulpy viewing experience that often overwhelms, but never bores.” On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 64 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

Altered Carbon Cast

Plenty of critics focused on the series’ violence. The Daily Dot’s Gavia Baker-Whitelaw wrote that the show seemed to use

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“the dystopian setting as an excuse for sexualized violence,” and that the focus on dead, naked women’s bodies “was a massive distraction from the show’s stronger points, like the well-choreographed fight scenes and Takeshi Kovacs’ backstory.”

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Trailer –

Watch out the trailer of Altered Carbon season 3 in given below video.