Fans of Altered Carbon are fuming after Netflix decided to axe the show after two seasons.
The sci-fi drama is set in a world where consciousness can be digitally stored and delivered into different bodies.
It began in 2018 with Joel Kinnaman in the lead playing Takeshi Kovacs. In season two – set 30 years on – which aired earlier this year, Anthony Mackie took over the role. An anime movie was also released in March.
According to Deadline, Netflix’s decision not to go ahead with a third season was made in April and ‘is not COVID-related but stems from the streamer’s standard viewership vs cost renewal review process’. So it’s likely the show was deemed too pricey to make for the amount of people that watched it.
Altered Carbon’s axing has gone down as well as to be expected with its fanbase who made their feelings known on Twitter.
‘No f*****g way!’, one furious fan tweeted, ‘Absolutely fantastic show and you @netflix cancel it? Undeserved.’
‘Am pissed @netflix for canceling #AlteredCarbon. It has become a trend for them. One of the best TV shows ever,’ said another.
One fan wrote: ‘Netflix reminding me not to invest time in shows. The new “golden age” of tv shows on demand still hasn’t solved this problem.’
‘Ugh!!! Everything good they cancel. Amazing cast too,’ read a further comment.
‘#Netflix has cancelled yet [another] brilliant show #alteredcarbon I’m beyond upset,’ tweeted another viewer, while one fan raged: ‘Hey @netflix please stop canceling all my favorite shows #AlteredCarbon deserved at least one more season.’
Altered Carbon star Will Yun Lee reacted to the news of its cancellation, tweeting: ‘What a great ride it has been on #AlteredCarbon !!
‘Thanks to all the fans that tuned in for both seasons. Takeshi Kovacs, one of my fav characters I’ve gotten to play!’
The news follows Netflix pulling the plug on popular teen shows The Society and I Am Not Okay With This.
The streaming service said ‘circumstances created by COVID’ were behind the decision to cancel the teen shows.
Altered Carbon seasons one and two are available to stream on Netflix.
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