The American TV show ‘Altered Carbon’ had captured a lot of attention after it was released for the first time. Created by Laeta Kalogridis, the show was an adaptation of a book by Richard K. Morgan with the same name. The book gained a lot of attention as it was about the future and how human minds and consciousness keep transferring amongst human bodies. The book was published in 2002 and no one was talking about such topics which made it unique. The show is of cyberpunk science-fiction genre and premiered on 2nd February, 2018. The series received a lot of positive response and was frequently in the news because of its story.
What is the show ‘Altered Carbon’ about?
The story is set in 360 years from the present that is 2384 in Bay City. The series shows that in the coming future, every person’s memory will be stored in devices. Those devices will be implanted on the back of his or her neck. The devices are called cortical stack and can kill a person if destroyed as there is no backup for any information in your brain. The main plot revolves around Takeshi Kovacs who was the last surviving soldier of a group that was destroyed when the new world was coming in order. Meth Laurens Bancroft, one of the wealthiest men pulls out the stack of Takeshi and asks him to solve a murder case. The story keeps on getting interns as numerous events follow.
Starring Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Ato Essandoh, Kristin Lehman, and more, the first season had released 10 episodes. The project was planned by Netflix in 2016 and is considered to have a production budget of more than the first season of ‘Game of Thrones’. In July 2018, the series released its second season but Anthony Mackie replaced Joel Kinnaman. On 26th August, 2020 Netflix announced that they will be canceling the series due to the economic and production cost.
Altered Carbon being canceled really a big loss @netflix 😒
— Icedchris45 (@icedchris45) October 12, 2020
— SHEGZ BABA (@shegz) October 13, 2020
Why did Netflix cancel the show?
Netflix stated that they had to cancel numerous series because of benefit reasons and the loss due to COVID-19. Earlier, Netflix used to release a certain number of seasons before calling the show a failure. However, with the recent competitions, if a show does not work after two seasons, it gets canceled. Netflix Originals spends a lot of money on the production activities and expects profit in return. After the announcement, fans of the show got quite furious. They expressed that they deserve a final season which could have wrapped up the story or either a full hour special episode as the plot was left incomplete. Report stated that every episode costed Netflix up to $7 million which is why they scrapped the show. Watching Netflix can lead to incomplete endings which has happened with numerous TV shows.