All the Netflix shows canceled or renewed in 2019

LUCIFER season 4 - Credit: John P. Fleenor/Netflix
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Altered Carbon
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Renewed: Altered Carbon

Renewed for: Season 2

What it’s about: Based on the novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is a sci-fi series that will blow your mind. Set more than 300 years in the future, new technology makes it possible for people to never really die. Everything about them is downloaded into “stacks” and these stacks are transferred into different bodies, known as “skins.” While the body may die, the stack can survive.

Takeshi Kovacs is the only surviving soldier from a resistance group. Imprisoned for centuries, his stack is placed in a new skin when businessman Laurens Bancroft wants him to help solve a case — who tried to kill Laurens. If Kovacs solves the mystery, he’ll get to live. Now if only it was that easy.

Why the renewal is good: The world needs more intriguing science fiction that is willing to make you think. Altered Carbon does just that.

Plus, the renewal news came with the announcement that Anthony Mackie would be taking on the lead role. Because of the movement of stacks and the use of skins, this is a show where the lead character doesn’t have to change but the lead actor can instantly switch.

We’re going to get a chance to see Mackie in a role other than Marvel’s The Falcon. This will be an opportunity for him to take the lead, ahead of the potential series with The Falcon and Bucky on the Disney+ streaming platform.

Altered Carbon season 1 was full of twists and turns. It’s going to be exciting to see how the second season is developed.