Everything you need to know about Amazon’s upcoming Carnival Row

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Carnival Row is one of the Amazon shows heading to SDCC 2019. Not heard about it yet? Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming series.

Carnival Row will be coming to Amazon Prime Video soon. Before that, it’s getting an outing at SDCC 2019. This is possibly the first time many have heard about the upcoming Amazon Original so it’s time to look into the details of the series.

Set for release on Aug. 30, 2019, Carnival Row will star Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. It’s a fantastical series, set in a world where humans, faeries, demons, and more co-exist together. However, there are social rules and expectations.

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Created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham, the series follows mythical creatures who have fled their own war-torn homeland in search for a safer place. However, they’ve gathered in a city where tensions between the citizens are growing. The humans are trying to deal with the growing immigrant population.

At the center of the problems is a series of unsolved murders. These murders threaten the current peace that hangs by a thread.

Orlando Bloom stars as human detective Rycroft Philstrate. He is at the core of the focus on the murders, but everything is threatened as he starts to fall for Cara Delevingne’s Vingette Stonemoss, a faery looking for safety.

There are a number of big names attached to the series, including David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant, Andrew Gower, Jared Harris, Alice Krige, and Maeve Dermody.

So far, a teaser trailer and a short series trailer have been released. Neither give too much away, except for that it as a Victorian era setting. The tensions are growing and the creatures are segregated, but how long will that social standing last?

We may get another longer trailer at SDCC 2019, giving us more of an idea what Carnival Row is going to be about. One thing is for certain, though, it’s going to be an excellent show for those who want something neo-fantasy.

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Guillermo del Toro was originally set to co-write and direct the project when it was initially developed in 2015. However, that changed in 2017 when the pilot was picked up to series due to del Toro’s growing intense schedule. Paul McGuigan was then set to direct the series, but that changed hands later in the year to Jon Amiel being named as director.

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What do you think of Carnival Row? Is this an Amazon Original for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Carnival Row will debut on Amazon Prime Video on Aug. 30, 2019.