Altered Carbon season 3 : The cyberpunk sci-fi show that brought the Marvel’s Anthony Mackie to replace Joel Kinnaman in season two , has as with many other series on the streaming service been thrown into television’s graveyard.
The Society and I Am Not Okay With It were also pulled few days before the news broke. Both were renewed for the second season but COVID was responsible according to Netflix.
A source informed The Hollywood Reporter that “unexpected budget increase” because of an epidemic “uncertainty” about air times, and the challenges of managing large casts given the current situation that signalled the end.
However, the destiny that is awaiting Alternate Carbonis not linked to coronavirus.
Deadlinereports that the decision to cancel the contract was taken in April.
Netflix generally decides to continue or discontinue the show within a month of its debut in the marketplace. This allows the company ample time to analyze the data and figure out if the show is attracting interest among its subscribers.
The second season began on February 27 , this year, which is in line with the usual way of working. However, waiting until the close of August to let the fans know is clearly not an ideal look.
Deadline highlighted “the streamer’s usual viewership and cost renewal review procedure” as the primary reason for the Altered Carbon’s decision to pull the plug on its.
At during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in the year the year 2018, Netflix’s vice-president for original content Cindy Holland explained a little about what Netflix is thinking about renewals.
“The most important thing we consider is are we attracting enough viewers enough to justify the expense of the show?” she added.
“We also take a look at other aspects like how popular the fan base is, how popular the title is. There are a lot of other factors we consider when looking at.”
Holland repeated this at a conference held in Israel in the year 2000: “When we’re investing, we determine how much to put into the fund based upon the crowd who will be there.
“If the crowd doesn’t show up, we consider the reasons with something we’ve invested in that isn’t performing exactly as we anticipated.”
She continued: “Obviously, critical acclaim is also important however, we’re really striving to make our investment dollars go to the maximum extent we can. We want to earn with the investors’ money. It’s theirs and it’s not mine.”
It’s well-known the fact that The Altered Carbon is a show that relied on a lot of visual and technical effects, was costly to produce.
A few reports had the cost at $7 million per episode, which will increase in time, just as everything else happens. Joel Kinnaman also previously said that it was “a larger budget than the initial three seasons of Game of Thrones”(via The Guardian).
The ratings might be healthy (Netflix is well-known for its private about its ratings and only reveals the details on the data when it has a positive impact for the company) However, season one did not make the top ten of the streaming service’s most watched shows of the year 2018.
With the costs it was an expectation, not a wish that would justify a the investment altered carbon.