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Amazon is taking a big step into the fantasy world with their new series Carnival Row from Legendary Television. Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) star in the series, which takes place in a Victorian fantasy world and follows mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. The struggle for humans and mythical beings to coexist is real, and it’s about to become much more dangerous. Watch the Carnival Row teaser below.
Here’s how Deadline describes the plot of the show and who Orlando Bloom and Care Delevingne are playing in the eight-part series:
Series - Fantasy - World - Immigrant - Creatures
The eight-part series is set in a Victorian fantasy world mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. The Pirates of the Caribbean star Bloom plays human detective, Rycroft Philostrate, while Suicide Squad star Delevingne stars as a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss. They rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society and Vignette harbors a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.
That certainly sounds compelling enough. There has always been something appealing about setting fantasy and sci-fi stories in some kind of alternate Victorian era, and this series could hit that sweet spot just right. However, the series does feel incredibly close to the world and...
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