Anthony Mackie swoops into the lead role for season two of ‘Altered Carbon’

Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- Marvel movie star Anthony Mackie will be the new face -- and body -- of Takeshi Kovacs for season two of Netflix's Altered Carbon.

The sci-fi series, based on the science fiction novels written by Richard K. Morgan, centers on far-future tech that lets people transfer their consciousness into new bodies. This plot point gives producers a handy explanation for how they can swap out former star Joel Kinnaman for Mackie in the role of Kovacs, a brutal soldier-turned-private detective.

In fact, the role was played by four actors in the first season alone: Will Yun Lee played Kovacs' original incarnation, Byron Mann played another, and Morgan Gao appeared as a younger version of Lee's version of the character. 

Mackie, who plays Sam Wilson/Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will take the reins for eight new episodes of Altered Carbon.

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