Amazon Prime Video has been wanting to change its television programming with more must-see, globally appealing shows, such as the action series Jack Ryan and the upcoming Lord of the Rings series. The streaming service will now add a new fantasy series titled Carnival Row to this list at the end of the summer.
Amazon Prime announced on Monday that the Amazon Original fantasy drama series Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne would be premiering on Friday, August 30. A first-look teaser video and a poster were also released to give viewers a taste of what to expect from the series.
Set in a Victorian-era world, Carnival Row stars Bloom as a human detective named Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate whose latest case involves a series of gruesome murders in Carnival Row, a refuge for mythological immigrant creatures who left their original homelands, which were invaded by a human race. It creates tension between people and creatures and the difficulty of coexistence with the population and these creatures continue to grow.
The creatures endure hard restrictions and are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. One of these is a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss, played by Delevingne, who defies the intolerant society to continue her dangerous affair with Philo. However, she also has a secret that could threaten his world.
Take a look at the teaser and poster below: