Lela Loren has booked her first post-Power gig. The actress, who played Assistant United States Attorney Angela Valdez on Starz's popular crime drama for five seasons, is headed to Netflix's sci-fi series Altered Carbon as a series regular, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Loren will take on the role of Danica Harlan, the charming and ambitious governor of the planet Harlan's World. She might have a strong following among her people, but she'll have to watch her back with the vicious political schemers that surround her.
Adapted from Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunk novel of the same name, Altered Carbon takes place 300 years in the future. The series centers on a much-changed society that has found a way to cheat death via advanced technology that allows them to transfer a person's consciousness into different bodies. Season 2 will see Anthony Mackie take over for Joel Kinnaman as reinstated warrior Takeshi Kovacs after the previous host ditched that body. Mackie will also take up the mantle of Captain America in the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
In addition to Loren and Mackie, the series has also enlisted Marvel's Luke Cage alum Simone Missick, Ramy's Dina Shihabi, Beyond the Sea's Torben Liebrecht as Colonel Carrera, and Always Be My Maybe's James Saito for the upcoming season. Plus, Renee Elise Goldsberry is set to return as Quellcrist, and Chris Conner will reprise his role as Poe.
Season 1 of Altered Carbon is now streaming on Netflix.