‘Altered Carbon’ Season 2 Teaser: There’s a New Takeshi Kovacs in Town – It’s Anthony Mackie (Video)

Second installment of Netflix sci-fi series launches Feb. 27

Last Updated: February 4, 2020 @ 8:47 AM

Netflix dropped its first-look teaser for the upcoming second season of “Altered Carbon” on Tuesday — meaning fans of the sci-fi series got their first look at Anthony Mackie as Takeshi Kovacs.

Watch the video above, in which Takeshi, played by Joel Kinnaman in Season 1, transforms into his Mackie-shaped skin.

The 50-second clip is narrated by the “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” star, who begins by saying, “This is a ghost story,” as he steps into frame, revealing only his legs.

“Technology has conquered death,” he continues, as he puts on his jacket, scans his hand and then pours himself a drink. “But with endless future, comes endless past,” he adds, before moments from his life flash on screen.

“We are trailed by specters. They cling to us like shadows,” Takeshi says, as he bends down to pick up a piece of broken mirror, while scenes from Season 1 are shown in quick succession.

“But if you chase after your ghosts,” he says, catching glimpses of his former selves — played by Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee — in the reflection, before adding, “You just might become one.”

Then, finally, Mackie’s face is revealed as the new skin housing Takeshi.

Here’s Netflix’s official description for the second chapter of “Altered Carbon,” which launches Feb. 27:

Season Two of the sophisticated and compelling sci-fi drama 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?

Along with Mackie, Season 2 stars Renée Elise Goldsberry, Lela Loren, Simone Missick, Chris Conner, Dina Shihabi and Torben Liebrecht. Will Yun Lee and James Saito guest star.

“Altered Carbon” is executive produced by Alison Schapker, Laeta Kalogridis, James Middleton, Rose Lam, Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, Mike Medavoy and Arnold W. Messer, alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross for Skydance Television.

“Altered Carbon” Season 2 launches Feb. 27 on Netflix.

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