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Altered Carbon Season 3: Confirmed Release Date Status, Trailer & Everything We Know in 2022

Since its February 2, 2018 premiere, the highly acclaimed cyberpunk series ‘Altered Carbon’ has been challenging our perceptions of death with its enthralling premise. 

Set in the future year 2034, the rather anthological science-fiction series chronicles the exploits of Takeshi Kovacs, a former commando turned detective, as he shifts his mind between bodies (sleeves), solving numerous mysteries.

Based on Richard K. Morgan’s eponymous book, ‘Altered Carbon’ has generated two seasons, garnering largely positive reviews from viewers and critics. 

After completing season 2, fans anticipate the third season with bated breath. Whether you’re one of them, you’re probably wondering if there will be a third season of ‘Altered Carbon.’ If so, when will it be available? To be sure, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading.

Altered Carbon Season 3 Release Date

Netflix has not yet announced Altered Carbon season 3; a release date is likewise unknown. However, a few bits of knowledge exist to construct a rudimentary puzzle.

Altered Carbon’s first season debuted on Netflix on February 2, 2018. The second season premiered on February 27, 2020. Altered Carbon: Resleeved, an anime spin-off, was published on March 19, 2020. 

It’s tough to speculate on Netflix’s cost-benefit analysis of any of its assets. The streamer is famously secretive about its audience figures, so the only data points available to influence speculations about a release date pertain to the series’ hefty production costs. 

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Netflix has recently been more permissive with its cancellation policies, which means Altered Carbon will need to maintain a high level of viewership for season 2 to earn another renewal. 

Then, with the release of the anime spin-off, the studio has shown a commitment to the core IP, so maybe the chances are stacked in favor of Altered Carbon’s father.

In any case, viewers should not see Netflix’s quiet as especially foreboding. Season 2 was not ordered by the network until five months after season 1 concluded, so fans should hold off on writing any obituaries until July.

Assuming Altered Carbon is renewed, season 3 will not premiere on Netflix until early 2022. 

While the notion of having to wait two years from now for a season that you’re likely to binge-watch in a weekend or less is unappealing, Altered Carbon season 3 should be well worth the wait. Meanwhile, you may replay the second chapter, return to the first, or immerse yourself in the spin-off realm.

Altered Carbon Season 3 Plot

After unwillingly murdering his sister Reileen Kawahara in season 1, Takeshi Kovacs adopts a new sleeve and quest to locate his long-lost love, Quellcrist Falconer, in season 2. 

Quell attempts to reason with The Elder throughout the season to convince him to spare human lives. In the season 2 conclusion, Takeshi Kovacs and Old Kovacs carry out Quell’s suicide mission, with the former making the ultimate sacrifice to rescue the world and, of course, Quell.

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Following the events of season 2, the third season may focus on Quellcrist Falconer, who is assumed dead but has fled Harlan’s World due to Takeshi’s sacrifice. Quell’s rebellious attitude and kind disposition will likely be used to release Old-Kovacs from the Protectorate’s grip.