Altered Carbon : Joel Kinnaman, the lead actor of season 1, may not return in the sequel
Actor Joel Kinnaman has recently put the doubt about his presence in a possible season 2. Attention Spoilers.
Altered Carbon is the biggest series Netflix of the time, but in spite of a buzz-positive before its release (in which you joined willingly), the final receipt is a little more mixed. The criticism is overall nice but a little warm all the same (the series is at 65 on Metacritic and 62% on Rotten Tomatoes). Public side, the show is certainly far more popular (yes, we have read your comments), but it is far from the craze is immediate that had led to Stranger Things or Mindhunter by example.
All that to say that a little less than a week after its release, Netflix still has not announced a renewal for Altered Carbon, this is nothing incredible in the absolute, but may seem a little strange for a platform that usually does not have cold eyes (Orange is the new black has been renewed for a further three seasons, even before the broadcast of season 4, for example, when the result of Mindhunter has been commissioned while the first was not yet launched).
And the recent statements made by Joel Kinnaman, an actor seen in The Killing or Suicide Squad, do not have anything to reassure not more.
In fact, the lead actor of season 1 and performer Takeshi Kovacs, had done a great job, but there is however really not sure to return, as he said in interview to TV Guide :
“We have no idea of what will be the second season but I guess they will follow the other two books, and here they are all on planets completely different worlds that are completely different… So I can only assume, but I imagine that seasons 2 and 3 will be somewhat different, as in an anthology, with one or two characters that will remain… But I don’t know. No one knows yet.”
ATTENTION SPOILERS, LAST WARNING
After, this that Joel Kinnaman is said seems logical in the universe ofAltered Carbon where a conscience can change bodies at will. But would he trying to discreetly slip out of the show ? After all, even if Takeshi Kovacs changed the envelope (which is not at all a certainty at the end of season 1), Elias Ryker might come back… But good for it it would have to be that there is a season 2, for our greatest pleasure.