Mandatory Streamers: Anthony Mackie Is Takeshi Kovacs in Altered Carbon Season 2
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of February 24, Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) has taken over the role of Takeshi Kovacs from the first season’s Joel Kinnaman in Season 2 of Altered Carbon. Even with a new face, the past continues to haunt Kovacs as his unending journey continues. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here!
Altered Carbon, Season 2 Premiere: Kovacs is a former soldier who became a revolutionary, then a mercenary for hire. Aggressively independent, Kovacs swears allegiance to no man or woman except one: Quellcrist Falconer. His undying quest to reconnect with her spans multiple centuries, planets and sleeves. Based on the classic science fiction novels by Richard K. Morgan, the second season will launch on Thursday, February 27.
Pete Davidson: Alive From New York, Premiere: Comedian Pete Davidson is known for his unfiltered anecdotes, and he’s giving the audience more than what they asked for in his first Netflix original comedy special, Alive From New York. The special was filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. The special will premiere on Tuesday, February 25.
I Am Not Okay with This, Series Premiere: Starring Sophia Lillis (IT), the series adaptation of Charles Forsman’s super coming-of-age graphic novel is an irreverent origin story that follows a teenage girl named Sydney, who’s navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her. Sydney is described as an awkward and smart girl with a dry, witty, sardonic sense of humor. Though Sydney views herself as painfully average, she is far from it, as she discovers she has telekinetic powers which may prove to be problematic. The show will begin streaming on Wednesday, February 26.
Dispatches from Elsewhere, Series Premiere: Created by and starring How I Met Your Mother alum Jason Segel, who will also direct the pilot, Dispatches From Elsewhere is about a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. They will come to find that the mystery winds far deeper than they ever imagined. The series will premiere on Sunday, March 1, and will be available to stream on AMC’s site.
Yellowstone, Season 4: Ahead of its third season premiere later this summer, Paramount Network is saddling up with Taylor Sheridan once again as Yellowstone has been renewed for a fourth chapter, part of a big production and development deal the creator has just inked with ViacomCBS. The first two seasons of the Kevin Costner-led drama can be streamed on the Paramount Network site, Amazon Prime, and Vudu.
Atypical, Season 4: Following the show’s third season premiere last November, Netflix has officially renewed creator Robia Rashid’s critically-acclaimed comedy-drama series for a fourth and final 10-episode season. The first three seasons are available to stream now.
The Blacklist, Season 8: NBC has just ordered an eighth season of The Blacklist marking the second time in as many years the drama has received an early renewal. The announcement was made by NBC executives during a celebration of the series’ 150th episode with cast and crew in New York. Season 7 will resume on Friday, March 20, with two back-to-back episodes.