Indeed, the response from critics and viewers was impressive. We would rather note that Altered Carbon has received the universal acclaim among its target audience. Currently, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of the web series has a score of 6.72/10 and a 65% approval rating among critics, while the viewers have evaluated the show at 4.5/5/90%. Almost the same picture is on Metacritic, 65/100 and 8.1/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. On IMDb, Altered Carbon has a pretty high score of 8.7/10 > 6,000 votes.
Thus, it seems that Netflix one more time has managed to impress their subscribers. They were entirely satisfied by watching Altered Carbon on the weekends. However, there is another matter to discuss in favor of renewal. The fact is that there is enough source material for at least two television adaptations since there are two additional books in the original series of novels about Takeshi Kovacs, written by Richard K. Morgan. Yeah, we are talking about Broken Angels and Woken Furies, released in 2003 and 2005, respectively. As a result, the show's creators won't feel a lack of the source material.
It's difficult to calculate how many viewers have already watched the show since Netflix never reveal the data about their viewing audience. Nonetheless, given the statistics presented by Wikipedia, at least about 180,000 visited the show's Wiki page the day after its premiere. Therefore, we estimate that at least ten times more people watched the premiere. Of course, it's quite a rough estimation. We are confident that much more viewers have witnessed the first season of Altered Carbon, clinging to the screen. But we assume that our comparison is justified to some extent.
Summing up, all the indicators play in favor of the renewal of Altered Carbon for a next season. To be honest, we are confident that Netflix is about to pick up their new cyberpunk web series for another round. Altered Carbon is a kind of show which has a brilliant reception, steady viewing audience, plenty of source material to adapt, as well as a gradually growing fandom. As a result, our verdict is that Altered Carbon Season 2 could happen on Netflix. All we need is just to wait for a while before the official announcement. We are sure that the confirmation of the second installment will be following soon.
Altered Carbon SummaryIf you have not yet watched this cyberpunk sci-fi web series on Netflix, here is a brief overview below.
The story unfolds in the far future, where people's consciousness is stored in small storage devices known as "stacks." These gadgets are embedded in the human neck. At the same time, physical bodies serve only as shells, sealed into "sleeves."
The storyline thereby focuses on Takeshi Kovacs, a soldier formerly belonging to a revolt group uprising against the NWO. He woke up as a prisoner of Alcatraz in the future after his sleeve is killed. Takeshi's future depends on his decision. He could either spend the rest of life serving a sentence or assist the investigation of the murder of the richest man in the world.
Concerning The Likely Release Date For Season 2Altered Carbon showcased the impressive results during its first season. As a result, we apt to think that Netflix is about to renew the web series for a sophomore season. Since there has been no official confirmation of renewal, we used the statistical approach in our small study on the subject above. The figures indicate that there is to be a Season 2, while they usually don't lie. Regarding the release date for the next installment, we are inclined to believe that the premiere could take place in February of 2019, given the current schedule of the web series.
Of course, we are waiting for the official announcement by Netflix since all the data presented above are just our forecast. So, we will update this article as soon as Netflix reveals some additional info on the subject. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.