What would Altered Carbon Season 2 look like?
We've got some guesses! But just as the first season wasn't an entirely faithful adaptation of Morgan's novel, the second would likely be another loose adaptation. Next in Morgan's Kovacs series is Broken Angels, the synopsis of which teases what could be a much bigger, completely different show: "Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-UN envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more... trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire, and helping a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution."
How much of the books would Season 2 follow?
As Kalogridis has acknowledged, the second book was written like a "$300 million, two-hour feature," which means big changes would be in order to make Season 2 small-screen-and-serialized-friendly. That "creates some challenges, just purely from a perspective of how in the world do we accomplish the spirit of what’s in that story? Which I’m very interested in, an examination of this technology in relation to war," she told Indiewire. "Because it’s very much an examination of class, in the first season, and I think war would be very interesting to examine and that's what the [second] book does. But exactly how we would do it and who we would do it with? I know it wouldn’t be as huge as the book, because it couldn't be." But! "Richard and I have a plan," she reassured EW. "I don't know how people will feel about the plan, but we do have one!"