Amazon fantasy series Carnival Row is an ambitiously fantastical eight-episode small screen event, set to hit Amazon Prime this August.
Starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, Carnival Row is set against the fantasy backdrop of a neo-Victorian city filled with mythical creatures, Delevingne will play Vignette Stonemoss, described as “a faerish refugee” who endures human prejudice aimed specifically at her kind.
However, she also possesses secrets that could prove crucial to the story, which will clearly tout its timely-topical nature. Events will lead Vignette into the orbit of Bloom’s police detective Rycroft Philostrate, who is investigating the murder of a faerish showgirl.
Carnival Row Trailer
We have a new trailer for Carnival Row that gives us a more complete look at this plot than ever before. Check it out…
Amazon released the first official teaser for Carnival Row during their 2019 Summer TCA press tour appearance. Give it a look below!
Amazon has released a more in-depth look at its upcoming fantasy series Carnival Row. In it, a faerie named Vignette (Cara Delevingne) explains what it’s like to live among the humans. Spoiler alert: it sucks.
We had our first look at Carnival Row, in these two intriguing teaser trailers…
Carnival Row Release Date
Carnival Row is slated to drop on Amazon Prime on August 30th.
Carnival Row Cast
The retail monolith’s streaming platform tapped a headliner for the series in Orlando Bloom, former blockbuster-headlining star of The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. However, to quote Gimli’s immortal words to Bloom’s Legolas, “That still only counts as one”…
The series will also star Cara Delevingne, a model-turned-actress, who has become an industry it girl in recent years, nabbing prominent roles in 2016’s Suicide Squad, 2015’s Pan and 2015’s Paper Towns, as well as Luc Besson’s big-budgeted French comic-book-adapted space odyssey Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Carnival Row Story
We get lots of juicy information in the official synopsis for Carnival Row. Check it out…
“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 (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. 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.”
And more details outlining the ensemble cast here…
“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; David Gyasi as Agreus, a mysteriously wealthy faun who moves into an affluent human neighborhood in defiance of the social order; Tamzin Merchant as Imogen Spurnrose, a young woman who sees in Agreus an opportunity to turn her aristocratic family’s fading fortunes around; 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; Karla Crome as Tourmaline, a quick-witted faerie poet driven from her war-torn homeland; Arty Froushan as Jonah Breakspear, a compulsive playboy whose carousing in the brothels of Carnival Row threatens to destroy his father’s political legacy; Caroline Ford as Sophie Longerbane, a ceaselessly clever and mysterious young noblewoman who’s grown up sequestered away by her tyrannical father; Indira Varma as Piety Breakspear, the regal and cunning matriarch of the powerful family that rules the city of The Burgue; and Jared Harris as Absalom Breakspear, the imperious and secretive Chancellor of the Burgue, besieged by political enemies from all sides.”
Carnival Row Season 1’s eight episodes are written and executive produced by Rene Echevarria, the showrunner of the underwhelming dino drama Terra Nova and wrote for speculative fiction classics like Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dark Angel, and The 4400.
The series is directed by Jon Amiel, who has previously worked on TV shows like The Borgias and has directed many feature films, including Entrapment. Amiel works off a script from Travis Beacham, who wrote the first episode of the show. Beacham wrote the treatment for Pacific Rim, and contributed an episode to the upcoming Philip K. Dick anthology series Electric Dreams.
More news as we hear it.
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