Carnival Row. One of the first major dramatic series to be heavily pushed by Amazon Prime Video, the fantasy starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne never had a shot to get its groove going. After one season, it was delayed three years by the global pandemic and is only now returning for season two…which we now know will be its last.
Sadly, Carnival Row returns for a second and final season next winter. The show centers on the dangerous relationship between a human detective and his fairy companion in a Victorian fantasy world where the peace between magical creatures and humanity is tenuous at best.
Alongside Bloom and Delevingne are Simon McBurney, Tamzin Merchant, David Gyasi, Andrew Gower, Karla Crome, Arty Froushan, Indira Varma, and Jared Harris.
Here’s the official synopsis: 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 in the epic conclusion of Carnival Row.
Carnival Row season two will stream new episodes on Prime Video weekly beginning February 17th.