Amazon will be holding a massive immersive event at San Diego Comic-Con International, the Amazon Prime Video Experience, will feature the debut episode of ‘The Boys‘ and will also highlight ‘The Expanse‘ which is moving to Amazon from Syfy, and the upcoming ‘Carnival Row’. There will also be panels for all three shows and more. In advance of SDCC, a new trailer has been released, which teases a bit more about the new series.
‘Carnival Row’, created by René Echevarria (‘Teen Wolf’) and Travis Beacham (‘Pacific Rim’), posits a Victorian London that has become overrun with mythological creatures who have fled their homeworlds after they were invaded by man. But in this realm, they are treated as second-class citizens and forbidden to “live, love, or fly with freedom.” It sounds kind of like ‘Bright‘, if ‘Bright’ was set in Victorian England and wasn’t terrible. (Hopefully.)
Orlando Bloom stars in ‘Carnival Row’ as Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate, a human detective, who falls for “refugee faerie” Vignette Stonemoss, portrayed by Cara Delevigne, despite societies rules against such a coupling. ” Vignette harbors a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.”
Check out the new trailer below:
The cast of ‘Carnival Row’ also includes:
- Karla Crome as Tourmaline, “a quick-witted faerie poet driven from her war-torn homeland.”
- Caroline Ford as Sophie Longerbane, “a ceaselessly clever and mysterious young noblewoman who’s grown up sequestered away by her tyrannical father.”
- Artemas Froushan as Jonah Breakspear, “a compulsive playboy whose carousing in the brothels of Carnival Row threatens to destroy his father’s political legacy.”
- Andrew Gower as Ezra Spurnrose, “the neurotic son of a prosperous watchmaker, who’s lately gambled his deceased father’s fortune on the considerably more risky enterprise of ferrying migrant workers from the fae homelands.”
- David Gyasi as Agreus, “a mysteriously wealthy faun who defies the social order by moving into a human neighborhood.”
- Jared Harris as Absalom Breakspear, “the imperious and secretive Chancellor of the Burgue, besieged by political enemies from all sides.”
- Simon McBurney as Runyan Millworthy, “an eccentric traveling showman who leads a troupe of strange creatures called kobolds back to the city where he began his once proud, now fading career.”
- Tamzin Merchant as Imogen Spurnrose, “who sees in Argeus a chance to turn around her aristocratic family’s fading fortunes.”
- Indira Varma as Piety Breakspear, “the regal and cunning matriarch of the powerful family that rules the city of The Burgue.”
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.
The ‘Carnival Row’ panel will be held on Friday, July 19th:
Join stars Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant and executive producers Travis Beacham and Marc Guggenheim for a sneak peek and conversation about Carnival Row, moderated by Tim Kash. Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PT
‘Carnival Row’ premiers on Amazon Prime Video on August 30.