ANTHONY MACKIE NEW LEAD ACTOR FOR NETFLIX SERIES ‘ALTERED CARBON’

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Avengers: Infinity War actor Anthony Mackie is taking over as the lead character Takeshi Kovacs in in the Netflix series Altered Carbon. 

 

Mackie is stepping in for Joel Kinnaman who played the character during the show’s debut season earlier this year. The show also received some criticism for having a white actor play an Asian lead character.

 

In the futuristic world of Altered Carbon, based on Richard K. Morgan’s novel, human consciousness can be put into different body “sleeves,” with Kovacs waking after hundreds of years into a different body. This innovation also makes it rather easy to have different actors play the same character.