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The Hamilton Connection You Never Noticed In Altered Carbon

Fans of Netflix's hit sci-fi series "Altered Carbon" — in which future humans are able to digitally store and upload their consciousness into new bodies at will (per IMDb) — have fallen in love with the show for its captivating visuals, action-packed episodes, and thought-provoking storyline.

Based on the wildly popular novel series written by Richard K. Morgan, "Altered Carbon" debuted in 2018, with former soldier Takeshi Kovacs (portrayed by Joel Kinnaman in Season 1 and Anthony Mackie in Season 2) being brought back to life hundreds of years in the future to solve a perplexing murder. Through Kovacs' eyes, viewers soon learn there's much more going on in the mysterious yet enthralling world he's found himself in.

With such a rich world, you shouldn't be surprised that the creatives behind the show do everything they can to hide as many hidden meanings and secret connections as possible in each episode. However, even the most devoted fans of Netflix's smash sci-fi series might not catch all the Easter eggs packed into each season, but we've got the backstory on the "Hamilton" connection you never noticed in "Altered Carbon."

You probably never noticed the Hamilton quote in Altered Carbon

The "Hamilton" connection that often goes unnoticed in "Altered Carbon" involves actress Renée Elise Goldsberry, who played Angelica Schuyler in the original cast of the revolutionary Broadway musical and rebel Quellcrist Falconer in the Netflix series. As Quellcrist, Goldsberry says the line "I'm not there for you," which is also a line in the song "The Reynolds Pamphlet," which the multi-talented performer sings as Angelica in "Hamilton." It must have been a treat for the actress to draw such a connection between two very different characters!

Goldsberry opened up to Town & Country about playing both Quellcrist Falconer in "Altered Carbon" and Angelica Schuyler (for which she won a Tony Award) in "Hamilton." She told the outlet, "I pinch myself that I've been able to work in so many fields and to play so many different characters."

The actress went on to divulge what drew her to the Netflix show, saying, "What I fell in love with about Quellcrist was her intelligence and power and her ability to risk everything for what she believed was right. In this crazy, cyberpunk reality, a powerful person can choose to be anything — a man, a woman, any race, any age — and I love that she chose to be an African American woman at the age I was. Most importantly, I fell in love with [creator] Laeta's vision of creating worlds where the hero was a woman of color."

The Hamilton actress is hoping to appear in a third season of Altered Carbon

The actress also talked to Collider about how she'd like to reprise her role as Quellcrist Falconer in any future "Hamilton" feature film and her hopes for a third season of "Altered Carbon." When asked if she'd like to play the eldest Schuyler sister in a big-screen adaptation of the Broadway sensation, she said, "Are you kidding me?! ... Yeah, I would absolutely love to have the great honor of being in every version of 'Hamilton,' until the end of time. I would come back from the grave to be in 'Hamilton.'"

On what she hopes for the future of her role in Netflix's popular sci-fi series, she told the outlet, "I love 'Altered Carbon' and I love Quellcrist Falconer so much. ... It's been my greatest joy to play a powerful action hero revolutionary, and to go from a period piece as Angelica Schuyler to a futuristic revolutionary soldier. Only acting can do that. So, I'm praying for, somehow or another, there to be a Season 3 of 'Altered Carbon.'"

Fingers crossed a third season of the Netflix show is in the works.