Carnival Row is a fantasy TV series on Amazon Prime Video. The Neo-noir series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on August 30, 2019. It currently has one season with eight episodes. It has been renewed for a second season. However, there is no news about the release date yet.
René Echevarria and Travis Beacham create the series Carnival Row. Travis Beachman wrote the script basis for the show. René Echevarria and Travis Beacham also serve as the executive producers for the series, along with Marc Guggenheim, Jon Amiel, and Orlando Bloom. Siesta productions, Legendary Television and Amazon Studios are the production companies.
The series follows the aftermath of war and the growing problems of the cities. Mythical creatures look for a new home among the humans, but reluctant humans make it difficult for them. The animals have to fight whatever comes their way, politics, racism against their species, oppression, and the right to live in a city among other humans.
Digging Deep Into Season 1 Of Carnival Row
Carnival Row primarily focuses on Vignette Stonemoss and Rycroft Philostrate “Philo”. Vignette is a fae in a human city; she has been kept as a maid to a rich man’s sister. Ezra Spurnrose was the owner of the ship Vignette had come to the town in, but the ship was destroyed due to a storm causing several of the fae kind, Vignette the only survivor. Ezra takes her to his house to serve his sister Imogen.
While Ezra and Imogen struggle with their finances, Vignette finds out through a friend that her lover Philo is alive and in the same city. Philo is a police inspector investigating several murders. Vignette is relieved from Ezra when Philo buys her contract from him.
Vignette later joins a rebel group. On the other hand, Philo is investigating a murder related to dark magic and witchcraft. Throughout the whole investigation, Philo learns that he is half-blood, meaning he is half-fae and half-human. The same information gets him in trouble, and the police arrest him for the very murders he was solving.
Philo’s human colleagues make it more difficult for him than it already was. They start doubting him due to all the unresolved cases Philo was working on. They inform about the same to their superior officers, which adds to all the false information the police had already acquired against Philo. A woman close to Philo had also falsely informed the police that Philo was behind all the murders in the town.
Vignette is getting a better position with the rebel group Black Raven. Imogen has formed a bond with a new faun neighbor, which Ezra finds out about. He tries to shoot the faun, but Imogen and the faun escape. When in custody, Philo is asked to accept that he is a human and not half-fae, but instead, he confesses to being half-fae. He is later released by a man called Dombey. He later goes on to find out about his father. Absalom, The Chancellor of the Burgue, turns out to be his father, who had another son with his human wife. Jonah was rebelling against his father and his controlling behavior.
A new acting chancellor is appointed to the city. Jonah, who faced several disputes with his family, decides to take all the authority into his own hands. He creates a ghetto for the fae and other creatures. He forbids them to leave the Burgue and have any contact with the humans. A fae is killed when she tries to flee the town. Vignette is joined by Philo, who accepts his fae background.
The series also shows some flashbacks of the time when Vignette was in her homeland. She took care of a hidden library which is later taken away by the humans. She meets Philo when he goes to her town for shelter along with other men. They develop a strong bond and fall in love.
Philo and Vignette are separated when Vignette’s town is attacked. She assumes Philo is dead and lives in a human city just like the other fae until she finally reunites with Philo. The series follows several different characters, humans, and fae.
What to Expect From Carnival season 2?
Season 2 might bring us more magic—the fae fighting for a better life among the humans. We will see the redeveloping love between Vignette and Philo. More about Imogen and the faun, Agreus Astrayon, and their life if they succeeded in escaping the town.
Jonah might impose more rules on the fae kind and who knows what he will do, with all the power and authority he has in his hands. Vignette and Philo will probably take it upon themselves to save the other fae from the oppressed rule of Jonah and the other humans. Season 2 will bring more action and thrill to our screens.
The Cast for Season 2
The primary cast members will definitely be returning in Season 2. Orlando Bloom plays the role of Rycroft Philostrate “Philo”, a half-fae and half-human. Cara Delevingne plays the role of Vignette Stonemoss, a fae, who has complicated feelings for Philo. Agreus Astrayon the wealthy faun is played by David Gyasi. Tamzin Merchant plays Imogen Spurnrose, who bonds with Agreus.
Andrew Gower plays the role of Imogen’s brother Ezra Spurnrose. Arty Froushan plays Jonah the new chancellor of Burgue. Other cast members who play various other roles will return for season 2.
When Will New Episodes Come Out in Amazon Prime?
The renewal of Season 2 was announced in June 2019. The filming for the episodes of season 2 had already begun but had to be stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The show had completed most of the filming before March 2020. Just like everything else this too stopped due to the spread of the virus. The filming of all the episodes is now finally complete after resuming it.
The second season for Carnival Row was expected to come at the beginning of the year 2021. But the series has not yet completed the post-production. As a fantasy TV series, Carnival Row will need more graphics editing during the post-production. So, we can assume that the second season might come from anywhere between the end of 2021 and early 2022. So, though the fans expect the season to come out sooner, we might have to wait a little longer for the second season to come out.
There has been no official trailer or any teaser videos for the second season of Carnival Row. The fans will have to wait to get more information about Season 2. The release dates for season 2 have not been announced yet. The fans of the fae are eagerly waiting for any hint about Season 2.