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Yay! Good news from Netflix today: they announced that they have renewed one of my favorite television shows, Altered Carbon, based on the amazing Takeshi Kovacs books by Richard K. Morgan, for a second season which will be 8 episodes long and star Anthony Mackie in the lead role. The first season was 10 episodes long and starred very tall (and very Caucasian) Joel Kinnaman in the lead role. It started streaming on February 2, 2018. That season was an adaptation of the first book, Altered Carbon, which is set in a future world where consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies, called "sleeves." Presumably the second season will presumably be an adaptation of the second book, Broken Angels. Kovacs is beamed to another planet far away from earth and is re-sleeved into a new body, which will be played by 39-year-old African-American Mackie. It's actually one of my favorite books so I am definitely looking forward to seeing Season 2 of Altered Carbon.