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Altered Carbon
ALTERED CARBON Season 2, Episode 8 Chris Conner, Anthony Mackie
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Altered Carbon isn't going to re-sleeve after this.

Netflix has canceled the ambitious sci-fi series after two troubled seasons, EW has confirmed.

The show was based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan and launched in 2018 starring Joel Kinnaman as future mercenary Takeshi Kovacs and included 10 episodes. The show underwent a recasting for a scaled-down season 2 that included eight episodes earlier this year with Anthony Mackie taking over the lead role. Critics gave the second season higher marks than the first, according to Rotten Tomatoes, yet the show's audience score plummeted for the second round.

Netflix made the decision a while ago and it was not COVID-19 related, sources say. The biggest factor was the show's cost vs. its viewership.

The streaming service still has plenty of other sci-fi content to check out, such as Dark, The Innocents, Lost in Space, Love, Death and Robots, and The Magicians.

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