Netflix started teasing “Altered Carbon: Season 2” this week, releasing new casting info along with a teaser trailer. The new episodes are still in production, but Netflix confirmed that Renée Elise Goldsberry and Chris Conner will return in the new season. The new additions include Simone Missick, Dina Shihabi, Torben Liebrecht, and James Saito.
The sci-fi drama stars Anthony Mackie as Takeshi Kovacs, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Quellcrist Falconer, and Chris Conner as Poe.
The new assignments to look for includes Simone Missick as Trepp, Dina Shihabi as Dig 301, Torben Liebrecht as Colonel Carrera, and James Saito as Tanaseda Hideki. Netflix promised that more casting updates will be announced at a later date.
If you didn’t jump into Season 1 yet, “Altered Carbon” is based on the classic science fiction novels by Richard K. Morgan. The series is from Skydance Television with Alison Schapker, Laeta Kalogridis, and James Middleton serving as executive producers for the series, alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross for Skydance.
Sci-fi fans will also get “The Wandering Earth” this year. Netflix picked up the Mandarin blockbuster earlier this month and plans to release the film worldwide. The movie is based on the novella of the same title by Liu Cixin, the first Asian novelist to win the Hugo Award for Science Fiction.
“The Wandering Earth” is directed and written by Frant Gwo, and features Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat, Zhao Jinmai, and Wu Jing. The movie premiered in China, North America, Australia and New Zealand regions during Lunar New Year and was an instant hit at the box office overseas.
The sci-fi film tells the story of a close future in which the sun is about to expand into a red giant and destroy the Earth. In order to survive, multi-generational heroes build ten-thousand stellar engines to propel Planet Earth out the solar system, in the hope of finding a new celestial home. During the 2,500 year-long journey, a group of daring heroes emerge to defend human civilization from unexpected dangers and new enemies, and to ensure the survival of humanity in this age of the wandering Earth.