Will Yun Lee is set to return to Netflix’s cyberpunk series “Altered Carbon” in a secretive recurring role for the second season reports Deadline.
Lee starred in the first season as the original Takeshi Kovacs – a former soldier who became a revolutionary, then a mercenary for hire. His ‘cortical stack’ was transferred to a new ‘sleeve’ (Joel Kinnaman) throughout much of the first season.
Anthony Mackie will serve as the new sleeve for Kovacs for much of the second season while Lela Loren (“Power”) has also signed on to portray the series regular role of Danica Harlan, the charming and ambitious governor of the planet Harlan’s World.
Other cast includes Renee Elise Goldsberry as Quellcrist Falconer, Simone Missick as bounty hunter Trepp, Dina Shihibi as unemployed A.I. assistant Dig 301, Torben Liebrecht as Colonel Ivan Carrera, James Santo as Yakuza boss Tanaseda Hideki, and Chris Conner reprising his role of the A.I. Poe.
The eight-episode second season will see Kalogridis returning as co-showrunner and executive producer.