Netflix has announced that its expanded the Altered Carbon franchise by introducing an anime series. The new series is part of a raft of programming that will form the streaming platform’s commitment to entertainment in the Asia region. The Altered Carbon anime series was just one of a number of new Asian Originals from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, India and South Korea.
When will the Altered Carbon anime series be released on Netflix?
Netflix hasn’t confirmed a release date for the Altered Carbon anime series as yet.
But the Altered Carbon anime series could be coming out after season two of the live-action sci-fi drama.
Altered Carbon season two was officially renewed by Netflix in July and is likely to be coming out at some point in 2019.
Season two will see Anthony Mackie taking on the lead role, replacing House of Cards actor Joel Kinnaman.
As the anime series has only just been announced, the show is likely to be going into development now and will take some time to make.
Who will be in the cast of the Altered Carbon anime series?
No cast announcements have been made as yet but we’ll update this article when they do drop.
But writer Dai Sato, who worked on Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, is going to leading the project.
Joining Sato will be Tsukasa Kondo while Anima is the studio behind the animation.
The animated Altered Carbon series was announced on the same day as other anime shows including Pacific Rim, Cadaster of an Insect Cage, Yasuke and Trese.
In a statement, Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix said: “Asia is home to the world’s great creative centres producing some of the most compelling films and series of today.
“The beauty of Netflix is that we can take never-seen before stories from South Korea, Thailand, Japan, India, Taiwan or elsewhere, and easily connect them to people all over Asia and the world.
“More than half of Asian content hours viewed on Netflix this year are viewed outside the region, so we have confidence that our upcoming slate of Asian productions will find fans in their home countries and abroad.”
What will happen in the Altered Carbon anime series?
According to Netflix, the anime series will further explore the themes and world of Altered Carbon.
This series will be set in the same universe as the live action series and will “explore new elements of the story mythology”.
The live action series of Altered Carbon took its cue from the novel series by Richard K. Morgan.
Similarly, the anime series is also likely to draw on other Morgan’s books from the Takeshi Kovacs series: Broken Angels and Woken Furies.
No episode count has yet been announced for the drama.
The live action series consists of eight episodes per season, so fans will have to wait and see how long the forthcoming show will be.
Is there a trailer for the Altered Carbon anime series?
There’s no trailer at the moment for the Altered Carbon anime series as the show has only just been announced.
We’ll update this story when one drops.
The Altered Carbon anime is currently in production at Netflix