Judging by the new Altered Carbon trailer for season two, Anthony Mackie will be the hero of the new season.
The Avengers star will be replacing Joel Kinnaman as Takeshi Kovacs. Kovacks is a robot hybrid living in the gritty cyberpunk metropolis known as Bay City. In season two, Kovacs is incarnated in a new form, and that form is Anthony Mackie.
The official synopsis of season two reads: “Season two of [Altered Carbon] finds Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie), the lone surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors, continuing his centuries-old quest to find his lost love Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry).
“After decades of planet-hopping and searching the galaxy, Kovacs finds himself recruited back to his home planet of Harlan’s World with the promise of finding Quell. Haunted by his past and responsible for investigating a series of brutal murders, Kovacs is stunned to discover his new mission to solve the crime and his pursuit to find Quell are one and the same.
“With the help of his loyal A.I. Poe (Chris Conner), Kovacs must now partner with new allies to outwit his enemies and find the truth: Who is Quellcrist Falconer?”
Judging by the new trailer, season two is going to be even darker and grittier than season one.
You can watch the chilling trailer here.