Altered carbon is a series about Takeshi Kovacs, a former member of the special forces who is brought back to life after 250 years of death. The reason for this is Laurens Bancroft, a millionaire who wants to solve the mystery surrounding the death of his former body. Now the soldier must work for this man if he wants to win his freedom in this new life.
Altered carbon is a science fiction series created by Laeta Kalogridis and released by Netflix in 2018. The series received relatively good reviews. Nevertheless, the platform canceled the series after two seasons, so a third season is not expected. This was because the show’s viewership was not enough to justify the high cost of a television show that required so many special effects.
However, you can still enjoy this incredible science fiction series. To find out more about the cast, we’ve compiled a list of the characters you need to know.
Simone Missick as Strepp
Simone Missick plays Trepp, one of the main characters of the second season. She is considered one of the best bounty hunters in Bay City. She was originally hired to find Takeshi and protect him from Quell, who was spiraling out of control. She ends up joining the soldier and helping him restore Falconer’s memories to stop the murders.
Missick is an actress with a career spanning more than 20 years. She is currently known for playing detective Misty Knight in the series Luke Cage, Iron FistAnd The defenders.
Trieu Tran as Mister Leung/Ghostwalker
Trieu Tran brings to life the character of Mister Leung, one of the antagonists of the first season. He is an intelligent, calculating, cold and loyal man. Despite his weak physical appearance, he is a very tough opponent due to his martial arts knowledge and speed. He perceives people who can extend his life as deities. For this reason, he is a loyal servant of Reileen and is not afraid to execute his enemies.
Treiu Tran is a versatile actor of Vietnamese descent. He took part in productions such as Hancock, tropical thunderAnd The newsroom.
Renée Elise Goldsberry as Quellecrist “Quell” Falconer
Renée Elise Goldsberry plays Quellcrist “Quell” Falconer, one of the main characters in both seasons. She was the leader of the UN Army soldiers and the cause of their rebellion. She is also Takeshi’s lover. After the resurrection, her spirit is possessed by the Elder, who leads her to take revenge on her enemies. In the end, Tak was able to avert this catastrophe by sacrificing herself.
Renée Elise Goldsberry is a well-known American singer and Broadway actress. She has appeared in films such as Everything about you And Tick, tick… boom! She was also in television series like Life on Mars, The followingAnd Devilish.
Kristin Lehman as Miriam Bancroft
Kristin Lehman plays Miriam Bancroft, one of the main characters of the first season. She is Laurens’ wife, an elegant, stylish, sensual, intelligent and confident woman. She has been married for about 100 years, but that hasn’t stopped her from having affairs. At times she was suspected of murdering her husband. However, Tak concluded that she could not be present at the time.
Kristin Lehman is a Canadian actress with an extensive acting career. She has appeared in television series such as: X-Files, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Prison breakout, DriveAnd The killing. She has also appeared in films such as: The guard And The Chronicles of Riddick.
Ato Essandoh as Vernon Elliot
Ato Essandoh is the actor who plays Vernon Elliot, a main character in the first season and a guest character in the second season. He was originally one of Tak’s suspects in the Bancroft murder. The latter later proved innocent. Furthermore, he allied himself with the soldier to solve the case in return for his help in freeing his daughter Lizzie. He eventually retrieved the girl and provided Takeshi with resources to fight the enemies.
Essandoh is an American actor who has appeared in series such as law and order, Damage, Primary schoolAnd Chicago Med. He also appeared on the big screen in films such as Jason Bourne, I wish I were hereAnd Django Unchained.
Dichen Lachman as Reileen Kawahara
Dichen Lachman plays Reileen Kawahara, a main character in the first season and a guest in the second. She is Takeshi’s sister and is selfish, evil, manipulative, lying and arrogant. She is implicated in Bancroft’s murder and terrifies the city. That’s why she ends up confronting her brother, who ultimately murders her.
Dichen is an Australian actress known for her portrayal of Katya Kinski in Neighbors. She is also known for her portrayal of Anya in The 100. She also appeared in productions such as animal kingdom, Agents of SHIELD, SupergirlAnd CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Chris Conner as Edgar Poe
Chris Conner is the actor who plays Edgar Poe, one of the main characters in the first and second seasons. He is an artificial intelligence program that controls the Raven Hotel, Tak’s residence in Bay City. He is friendly, hospitable, honest, loyal and has a great interest in people. Despite being a technological creation, he develops real feelings for Takeshi and other guests over the course of the series.
Conner is an American actor known for his roles in Altered carbon. He also appeared in productions such as Gas lit, American crime story, House md, Halloween IIAnd Day of Judgment.
Martha Higareda as Kristin Ortega
Martha Higareda plays Kristin Ortega, a main character in the first season and a guest in the second. She was originally a very religious person until she was on the verge of death and her religion prevented her from making certain decisions. Therefore, she renounced his faith in order to be born again. She is a member of the Bay City Police Department and the lover of Elijah Ryker, Takeshi’s manga when he comes back to life, with whom she works to solve the Bancroft case.
Higareda is a Mexican actress who gradually made her way into the American industry. She is known for her acting Street Kings, border areaAnd McFarland. She has also appeared in television series such as: CSI:Miami, Hawaii Five-0And Queen of the South.
James Purefoy as Laurens Bancroft
James Purefoy brings to life Laurens Bancroft, a main character from the first season. He comes from the earth and has extended his life through body modifications. He is currently a millionaire aristocrat and one of the richest men in the city. Supposedly he committed suicide in his previous body and lost his previous memories as a result. However, he refuses to believe it and hires Takeshi to solve the case.
Purefoy is a British actor best known for his role as V in V for Vendetta. Although this was his best known work, he appeared in the films resident Evil And John Carter. He also appeared in the series Rome, Enlightenment lessonsAnd Pennyworth.
Anthony Mackie as Takeshi “Tak” Kovacs
Anthony Mackie plays Takeshi Kovacs, the protagonist, from the second season onwards. Previously the character was played by Joel Kinnaman. He is an intelligent man, tough and loyal to his causes, although he does not shy away from betraying those who betray him. 250 years after his defeat on the battlefield, he was brought back to life by Laurens Bancroft to solve his case and gain his freedom. After that, he would devote himself to finding his love, Quelle.
Anthony is an American actor known for his role as Falcon/Sam Wilson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. He has appeared in films such as pain and Gain, Gangster squadAnd Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. He also appeared on television shows Animals, Black mirrorAnd All the Way.