The long-in-development fantasy series ‘Carnival Row’ is set to hit Amazon Prime Video on August 30. ‘Carnival Row’ is produced by Legendary Television, and was created by René Echevarria (‘Teen Wolf’) and Travis Beacham (‘Pacific Rim’). The series consists of eight episodes. Orlando Bloom stars as Rycroft Philostrate, a human detective, in Victorian London, which has become overrun with magical refugees from the realm of fantasy. Cara Delevigne co-stars as a faerie named Vignette Stonemoss, who becomes romantically involved with Philostrate, as a series of murders threatens the already tense coexistence between humans and these mystical beings.
Bloom and Delegigne are featured in the brief first teaser released by Amazon, which you can check out below:
‘Carnival Row’ follows “mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in the city as tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. At the center of the drama is the investigation into a string of unsolved murders, which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists.”
The cast of ‘Carnival Row’ also includes David Gyasi as Agreus, “a mysteriously wealthy faun who defies the social order by moving into a human neighborhood”; Karla Crome as Tourmaline, “a faerie poet who was driven from her war-torn homeland”; Indira Varma as Piety Breakspear, “matriarch of a powerful family that rules the city of The Burgue”; and Tamzin Merchant as Imogen Spurnrose, “who sees in Argeus a chance to turn around her aristocratic family’s fading fortunes.”
The regular cast also includes Andrew Gower as Ezra Spurnrose, Karla Crome as Tourmaline, Artemas Froushan as Jonah Breakspear, Caroline Ford as Sophie Longerbane, Indira Varma as Piety Breakspear, Jared Harris as Absalom Breakspear, and Simon McBurney as Runyan Millworthy. The recurring cast includes Alice Krige as the Haruspex, Ariyon Bakare as Darius, Maeve Dermody as Portia Fyfe, Jamie Harris as Sergeant Dombey, Scott Reid as Quill, Anna Rust as Fleury, and Sinead Phelps as Jenila.
Amazon ordered ‘Carvival Row’ straight to series in 2017, skipping the pilot stage. At one point, Guillermo del Toro was attached, and expected to direct, but dropped out due to his busy film schedule. He remains credited as an executive producer.
What do you think so far? Will you check out ‘Carnival Row when Amazon releases it?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter