Netflix has cancelled its epic science fiction series, Altered Carbon, based on the body-hopping Takeshi Kovacs novels by Richard Morgan.
The first season of the show aired in early 2018 and was mostly well-received, although some major changes from the novels - some of which seemed almost tailor-made to shut down long-term story arcs from the books - were inexplicable. The second season aired in February this year, after a two-year wait, and was apparently not as successful. Netflix's explanation seems to rest on their incredibly vague metrics, which decided that continuing the show at its relatively high cost of production was not worthwhile since it was not bringing in a lot of new subscriptions. A stand-alone animated film in the same universe was also aired earlier this year.
The cancellation leaves the fairly risible Another Life as the streamer's sole adult space-set SF series on the air, although it should be joined next year by the live-action version of Cowboy Bebop, once production resumes on that project.