Hey all! In case you hadn’t noticed, we have a brand new look for the main site and the gallery thanks to some lovely new photoshoot pictures of Dichen! I hope you guys like it as much as I do!
I just wanted to post quickly and let you know we are moving hosts so if you see any broken links or have issues with the site, hopefully everything will be fixed soon!
Hey guys! I’ve finally uploaded HQ screencaps of Dichen from Season 1 of Altered Carbon. If you’ve seen the show, you should be aware that there’s nudity in one episode. I’ve flagged the album as containing sensitive material and the thumbs corresponding with the screencaps as well. This site does not promote pornography, but was created as a source for fans to enjoy Dichen’s projects–which is why I decided to add the screencaps. Please do not disrespect Dichen or this site with these photos in any way. Thank you and I hope you guys enjoy the episode screen captures!
Altered Carbon, Netflix’s mega-expensive, time-spanning sci-fi story of endlessly-reborn detective Takeshi Kovacs, has been green lit for a second season.
Via multiple industry reports, Netflix has ordered eight all-new episodes (down from the first season’s run of 10 episodes, which debuted all at once in February) for the series, which is based on Richard K. Morgan’s line of dystopian cyberpunk novels.
Bound by Altered Carbon’s lore, in which Kovacs’ consciousness is eternally transplanted into a succession of new bodies, or “sleeves,” via downloadable technology that fits everything into portable storage plug-ins known as “stacks,” original Kovacs actor Joel Kinnaman won’t be returning to reprise the role for Season 2.
Rather, Kovacs will be played by Anthony Mackie, a face that’s familiar to Marvel fans for his multiple appearances as The Falcon in a string of MCU films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and this year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Additional casting details are light, but Season 1 showrunner and executive producer Laeta Kalogridis will be back, joined by Alison Schapker, who will share both duties with Kalogridis and other executive producers for the series’ second outing.
Beyond casting Mackie as the new Takeshi Kovacs, it’s not known whether other Season 1 stars like Dichen Lachman (who played Kovacs’ deliciously twisted sister, Reileen) and Martha Higareda (the detective who first suspects, and then romances Kovacs) will be back. Kalogridis told Entertainment Weekly in February that Lachman and Chris Conner (Poe, the endearing AI manager of the Raven Hotel) might turn up in Season 2.
Also mysterious is the time and setting for Kovacs’ re-sleeved Season 2 adventures. Morgan’s second book in the Carbon series, Broken Angels, takes place 30 years after the events of the original, but Netflix has not indicated whether the show’s second season will adhere to the novels’ sequencing. We also haven’t seen word of a possible release date, but that’s to be expected this early in the development cycle. In the meantime, you can catch up by checking out the entire first season of Altered Carbon at Netflix.
Hey all! I’ve updated the gallery (finally) with screencaps from the rest of Dichen’s appearances on Being Human thanks to Raina at Screencapped. Hope y’all enjoy!
Australian actress Dichen Lachman, best known as Reileen Kawahara in Netflix’s 2018 smash hit ‘Altered Carbon’, is the first guest revealed by Oz Comic-Con for its September conventions in Sydney and Brisbane.
Dichen Lachman has also starred in Joss Whedon’s ‘Dollhouse’ as well as ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘The 100’ and ‘Neighbours’.
She will participate in panels each day at the Sydney and Brisbane events as well as photograph and autograph sessions with fans.
Oz Comic-Con will be announcing more guests for the Sydney and Brisbane events soon.
The recent Oz Comic-Con Melbourne featured Joe Manganiello (‘True Blood’), KJ Apa (‘Riverdale’), Julian Dennison (‘Deadpool 2’), Keiynan Lonsdale (‘The Flash’), Clare Kramer (‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’), Katherine McNamara (‘Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments’) and David Ramsey (‘Arrow’).
Tickets for the Sydney and Brisbane events go on sale from 12 July. Click here for more details.
Oz Comic-Con Tour Dates
22-23 Sep – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
29-30 Sep – International Convention Centre Sydney
Dichen Lachman is an Australian actress who was born on February 22, 1982. She began her acting career in 2005 and now has a successful career in the television industry. She is best-known for her role as Katya Kinski in the Australian soap opera ‘Neighbours’ and as Sierra in the television series ‘Dollhouse’. She has also had recurring roles in ‘The 100’, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, ‘Shameless’, and ‘The Last Ship’. She is currently playing Reileen Kawahara in ‘Altered Carbon’. Although she is gradually rising in prominence, there are still lots of things that you probably do not know about this actress. Here are five fun facts about Dichen Lachman.
1. She Was Born in Kathmandu
Although Dichen Lachman is now an official Australian citizen, she was actually born in Kathmandu. She did not move to Australia until 1990 when she was eight years old. Her father is Australian with German heritage, while her mother is Nepalese Tibetan. She did not move to Los Angeles until 2007.
2. She is Married to Max Osinski
Dichen Lachman is married to Max Osinski. Her husband is an Australian actor who is known for his roles in ‘Love & Other Drugs’, and ‘The Express’. He also co-wrote and co-produced ‘Hollywood Hitmen’, a web series, with Enver Gjokaj. Lachman and Osinski met while both working on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and dated for three years before marrying in January 2015. The couple’s daughter, Mathilda, was born just five months later. The couple and their daughter currently live in Los Angeles.
3. She Was in the Film ‘Too Late’
Dichen Lachman played the role of Jilly Bean in the 2015 film ‘Too late’. This is an independent drama film that was written and directed by Dennis Hauck. It is about a private investigator who is scouring the streets of Los Angeles in search of a missing woman from his past. He then becomes involved in a sleazy scandal. The film starred John Hawkes, Crystal Reed, Val Bloom, Joanna Cassidy, Jeff Fahey, Robert Forster, and Brett Jacobson. Bill Fernandez was the cinematographer for this film and he shot it in five twenty-two minute individual takes using 35 mm Techniscope. There are no hidden cuts or other editing.
4. She Was the Runner-Up for an Award
In 2015, Lachman and Eliza Taylor were jointly nominated for an E! Online Best Series Ever TV Awards for Best Fight. This was for a scene from ‘The 100’. Although they did not win this award, they came a close second. This is the only award for which Dichen Lachman has been nominated at this point in her career.
5. She Has Had Roles in Three Web Series
In addition to her film and television work, Dichen Lachman has also had roles in three web series. The first role was playing Carol for one episode of ‘Spooked’ in 2014. She then played Eva in the 2015 web series ‘Hollywood Hitmen’. She was also the producer of this series, while her husband was the co-writer and co-producer. Most recently, she provided the voice of Laura for an episode of ‘Scary endings’ in 2016.
In the dystopian future world of Netflix series Altered Carbon, Dichen Lachman plays Reileen Kawahara, a warrior woman whose memories have been attached to a new human body. In current-day Los Angeles, where Lachman is based, the Australian actress and former Neighbours star, 36, is a mum to a young daughter and, along with her co-star Joel Kinnaman, one of WHO’s Most Beautiful People for 2018.
What do you recall as your earliest conception of beauty?
I think my earliest conception of beauty was with nature, but I also remember being very young and infatuated with a young Englishman who was living with my family. I thought he was beautiful.
When do you feel the most beautiful?
I felt the most beautiful when I was five months pregnant… I felt pretty amazing. It was a really special time—my body felt alive and like it had a special purpose. Also, my chest was amazing. It didn’t last.
How fitting is it that in the terminology of the show, human forms are called “sleeves”?
I think the term “sleeve” works well because in this world, bodies are something you wear. Your body is not who you are.
If you slip into someone else’s skin for a day, who would you be and why?
I’d like to try maybe being a man, just curious. Not forever—I love being a woman.
What do you find most beautiful in your fellow cast members?
Everyone in the cast inspired me for different reasons. We were all so beautifully diverse but also, they were all so passionate and talented. Joel is so committed to his work. It was remarkable to see and discover the different facets as we worked together playing brother and sister.
To hear more from Dichen Lachman and other actors in our special, pick up WHO’s Most Beautiful People issue on newsstands today.
For all its mind-bending plot lines, elaborate mythology and far-reaching philosophical themes, Altered Carbon is, at its core, a love story, according to the series’ Australian star Dichen Lachman.
Lachman, best known for her roles on Neighbours and the Joss Whedon series Dollhouse, stars alongside Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the 10-part sci-fi epic, which is based on the classic cyberpunk novel by Richard K. Morgan.
She plays Rei, sister of the series’ protagonist Takeshi Kovacs, who is played variously by Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee. The use of two actors for one part is because in the neon and rain-drenched world of Altered Carbon, human consciousness is able to be downloaded on to a “stack” and implanted in a new body when we die.“Which means that anybody has the ability to switch bodies or, for some who have access, to potentially live for ever,” Lachman explains by phone from Sydney during a promotional tour for the show, which launched last month.
With shades of Blade Runner, Westworld and The Matrix, Altered Carbon’s intricate storyline explores everything from themes of immortality and what makes us human to our reliance on technology. “There’s a lot of layers to this show,” Lachman says. “There’s the relationship we have to technology and are we being responsible with that. And then there’s an epic love story that spans the ages. It’s also a murder mystery.
“It’s like a 10-hour long theatrical experience. It’s just a stunning show.”
She admits even she struggled to absorb the sweeping, time-shifting plot.
“It really doesn’t dumb itself down,” she says. “I think there’s a lot of television out there that’s just there to help you check out — this is a show where you have to check in.
“It’s like looking at an intricate masterpiece of a painting. You walk away and then you go back and you look at it again and you see something new or different.”
Lachman underwent extensive physical training to prepare for the role of Rei who, like Takeshi, is a former rebel fighter. “(The producers) wanted us to do everything we possibly could,” she says of the action scenes. “So we had an incredible stunt team. But 98 per cent of what you see on screen is the actual actor doing it.
“I trained for about three months in katana sword training and it was amazing. One of the things you look forward to being an actor is learning something you wouldn’t ordinarily go and learn.”
As for the show’s fandom, which has been demanding a season two, Lachman agrees there are still many questions to be answered.
“There’s so much story to tell,” she says. “I’m keeping my fingers crossed, and for the fans too. I try and engage with them as much as much as I can — they just want more.”
Altered Carbon is now streaming on Netflix.