Carnival Row gets new showrunner for Season 2: What we know so far

Photo: Carnival Row: Season 1.. Image: Amazon Prime Video
Photo: Carnival Row: Season 1.. Image: Amazon Prime Video /

There’s a new showrunner in The Burgue for Carnival Row Season 2. Here’s what we know about the behind-the-scenes changes and what they could mean.

There are some behind the scenes changes happening at Carnival Row. A new showrunner has taken over, with one creator leaving completely and another stepping back as a consultant. Here’s all we know about the epic Amazon Original fantasy drama so far.

I know a change in showrunner is a worrying sign. However, let’s get the name of the new showrunner out of the way, helping to settle a few worries. Deadline reports that Daredevil‘s Erik Oleson is taking over. Considering Daredevil was the best of the Netflix-Marvel shows (and was certainly unfairly canceled), this is a good thing. In fact, he stepped in for the third season and kept it consistent with the previous two seasons There’s hope he can do that with Carnival Row on Amazon.

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So, who’s out completely? Travis Beecham has completely stepped away from the project. The series was developed off his Black List script, A Killing on Carnival Row, but due to “creative differences,” he’s walked away. It’s not clear if the differences are due to the overall storyline or Oleson coming in as showrunner. Nobody is saying too much!

Marc Guggenheim will still be a part of the show as a consultant. He’s had to step away from the day-to-day running due to the upcoming Arrowverse crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” That’s taking up a lot of time in his schedule, and it’s not surprising he needs help on other projects.

Despite both men stepping aside, buth Beecham and Guggenheim will remain as “executive producers” in terms of credits.

Cara Delevingne has also stepped up as executive producer on the series, joining her co-star Orlando Bloom who was an EP for the first season. It’s not clear how much say the two get, but it’s always exciting to see the stars have some of the behind-the-scenes and storyline production say since they know their characters so well.

Carnival Row Season 2 production had already started in Prague. It is possible that production will go on a brief break, mostly to give Oleson time to examine all scripts and bring his own style to them. However, that shouldn’t change when the show will come to Amazon Prime Video. It doesn’t sound like he’ll want to change anything in the episodes already filmed.

This isn’t Oleson’s first foray into Amazon Prime Originals. He was a writer on The Man in the High Castle Season 2 before moving onto other projects.

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What do you think of the behind the scenes changes? Are you worried about Carnival Row Season 2? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Carnival Row Season 2 is currently in production. Watch the first season on Amazon Prime Video now.