Amazon Greenlights Legendary Television's "Carnival
Row" to Series
Amazon today announced that it has greenlit original
one-hour Neo-Victorian fantasy Carnival Row to series.
The eight-episode Amazon Original Series will be
produced by Legendary Television and written and
executive produced by showrunner Rene Echevarria (Star
Trek, Teen Wolf, Castle, Medium). Joining Echevarria is
Paul McGuigan (Victor Frankenstein, Luke Cage, Sherlock)
who is set to direct and executive produce, and Travis
Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans), who will
serve as executive producer and wrote the original
script, A Killing on Carnival Row, which appeared on the
very first installment of the Hollywood Blacklist in
Carnival Row is a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian
city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland
have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering
between citizens and the growing immigrant population.
We follow the investigation of a string of unsolved
murders which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace
"There has never been a series like Carnival Row
before," said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR,
Amazon Studios. "The scope of the storytelling combined
with the uniqueness of the world, themes and aesthetics
haven't been on TV before. A simple police investigation
will lead us down a remarkable journey in a world where
humans and creatures co-exist. We're so excited about
what Rene, Travis and Paul are creating and we can't
wait to bring it to customers."
"Carnival Row is inspiringly ambitious," said Lauren
Whitney, President of Scripted Television at Legendary,
"and timely in a way that we never could have
anticipated. We are thrilled to have excellent partners
at Amazon, and the infinitely talented trio of
Echevarria, McGuigan and Beacham as the driving force
behind this show."
The series is scheduled to begin filming in the fall
of 2018 for a 2019 release.
Rene Echevarria was most recently an Executive
Producer on Teen Wolf and prior to that, was an
Executive Producer on Terra Nova. Additional executive
producing credits include Medium and Dark Angel. He also
co-created the critically-acclaimed USA series The 4400.
Echevarria comes out of the Star Trek camp having worked
on Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Next Generation.
Carnival Row will be available using the Amazon Prime
Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV
and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/originals.
For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit
http://www.amazon.com/howtostream. The series will be a
global release for members to watch via the Prime Video
app or online at PrimeVideo.com in more than 200
countries and territories.
Orlando Bloom to Star in Amazon Original Series
"Carnival Row," Produced by Legendary Television
Amazon today announced that Orlando Bloom is set
to star in its original one-hour fantasy noir
Carnival Row. Bloom will play Rycroft Philostrate, a
police inspector investigating the murder of a
faerie showgirl on Carnival Row. Rycroft is not
supposed to care about the death of another faerish
refugee, but he does, and getting to the bottom of
what happened to her will come at a big cost. Bloom,
who also serves as producer, most recently starred
in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
reprising the role of Will Turner.
Cara Delevingne Slated to Star in Amazon Original
Series "Carnival Row," Produced by Legendary
Amazon today announced that Cara Delevingne
(Suicide Squad) is set to star in its original
one-hour fantasy noir Carnival Row. Delevingne, who
will join recently announced Orlando Bloom, will
play Vignette Stonemoss, a faerish refugee who flees
her war-torn homeland to come to the Burgue, where
she must contend not only with rampant human
prejudice against her kind, but with the secrets
that have followed her to this new land.