Fans of the neo-noir fantasy series ‘Carnival Row’ got some bittersweet news. After the first season ended in 2019, the show has been on hiatus, but Amazon Studios announced the show will return for a second season. Unfortunately for the fandom, it will be its final season.
“Prime Video today announced the final season of Carnival Row, the one-hour Amazon Original fantasy-drama series from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne will premiere February 17, 2023,” Amazon said in a press release.
The show is based on the speculative script ‘A Killing on Carnival Row’ from Travis Beacham, who now co-produces the series with showrunner Erik Oleson. It also stars Simon McBurney, Tamzin Merchant, David Gyasi, Andrew Gower, Karla Crome, Arty Froushan, Indira Varma, and Jared Harris.
You can watch the trailer for the show below:
Amazon Studios describes the series as follows,
“In a fantasy world where humans and creatures clash, Season Two of Carnival Row picks up with former inspector Rycroft Philostrate a.k.a. Philo (Orlando Bloom) investigating a series of gruesome murders stoking social tension. Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) and the Black Raven plot payback for the unjust oppression inflicted by The Burgue’s human leaders, Jonah Breakspear (Arty Froushan) and Sophie Longerbane (Caroline Ford). Tourmaline (Karla Crome) inherits supernatural powers that threaten her fate and the future of The Row. And, after escaping The Burgue and her vengeful brother Ezra (Andrew Gower), Imogen Spurnrose (Tamzin Merchant) and her partner Agreus Astrayon (David Gyasi) encounter a radical new society which upends their plans. With humans and fae folk divided and freedom on the line, each hero will face impossible dilemmas and soul-defining tests tests in the epic conclusion of Carnival Row.”
The show has a companion audiobook titled ‘Carnival Row: Tangle in the Dark.’