The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Lela Loren is the latest name to join the cast for the upcoming second season of Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon.
Altered Carbon is set in the year 2384, in a futuristic San Francisco known as Bay City. In the future, a person’s memories can be stored in a disk-shaped device called a cortical stack, which is implanted in the back of the neck. They can be placed into physical human beings or synthetic bodies known as ‘Sleeves’ and the stacks can be transferred to new bodies after death, but a person can still be killed if their stack is destroyed. We follow Takeshi Kovacs, a political operative with mercenary skills that is the sole surviving soldier of the Envoys, a rebel group defeated in an uprising against the new world order. 250 years after the Envoys were destroyed, his stack is pulled out of prison by Laurens Bancroft, one o the wealthiest men in the settled worlds. Bancroft gives him the choice of earning a new shot at life….by solving his murder.
Lela Loren (whose credits include Power and Gang Related) will be playing the role of Danica Harlan, the charming and ambitious governor of planet Harlan’s World. She has the support of the people, but keeps an uneasy grip on the political players who surround her.
Alison Schapker and Laeta Kalogridis will serve as co-showrunners for the second season and Lela Loren joins a cast that include Anthony Mackie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Chris Conner, Simone Missick, Dina Shihabi, Torben Liebrecht and James Saito.