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Carnival Row 

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A human detective and a fairy rekindle a dangerous affair in a Victorian fantasy world, where the city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals an unimaginable monster.
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Series cast summary:
Orlando Bloom ...  Rycroft Philostrate 9 episodes, 2019
Cara Delevingne ...  Vignette Stonemoss 9 episodes, 2019
Simon McBurney ...  Runyan Millworthy 9 episodes, 2019
Tamzin Merchant ...  Imogen Spurnrose 9 episodes, 2019
David Gyasi ...  Agreus Astrayon 9 episodes, 2019
Andrew Gower ...  Ezra Spurnrose 9 episodes, 2019
Karla Crome ...  Tourmaline Larou 9 episodes, 2019
Arty Froushan ...  Jonah Breakspear 9 episodes, 2019
Indira Varma ...  Piety Breakspear 8 episodes, 2019
Jared Harris ...  Absalom Breakspear 8 episodes, 2019
Jamie Harris ...  Sergeant Dombey 7 episodes, 2019
Tracey Wilkinson ...  Afissa 7 episodes, 2019
Alice Krige ...  Haruspex 6 episodes, 2019
Maeve Dermody ...  Portia Fyfe 6 episodes, 2019
Anna Rust ...  Fleury 6 episodes, 2019
Scott Reid ...  Quill 6 episodes, 2019
Caroline Ford ...  Sophie Longerbane 6 episodes, 2019
Waj Ali ...  Constable Berwick 6 episodes, 2019
Mark Lewis Jones ...  Magistrate Flute 5 episodes, 2019
James Beaumont ...  Constable Cuppins 5 episodes, 2019
Brian Caspe ...  Nigel Winetrout 5 episodes, 2019
Leanne Best ...  Madame Moira 4 episodes, 2019
Ariyon Bakare ...  Darius 4 episodes, 2019
Jim High ...  Fergus 4 episodes, 2019
Sinead Phelps ...  Jenila / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Cornelius Booth ...  Bagstock 3 episodes, 2019
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...  Cabal 3 episodes, 2019
Ronan Vibert ...  Ritter Longerbane 2 episodes, 2019
Chloe Pirrie ...  Dahlia 2 episodes, 2019
Dejan Bucin ...  Hamlyn 2 episodes, 2019
Dan Cade ...  Sykes 2 episodes, 2019
Badria Timimi ...  Mima Roosan 2 episodes, 2019
John Poston John Poston ...  Cell Block Guard / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Anthony Kaye ...  Bolero 2 episodes, 2019
Issy Stewart ...  Louisa Pembroke 2 episodes, 2019
Mina Andala Mina Andala ...  Mima Sawsaan 2 episodes, 2019
Ian Hanmore ...  Master Thorne 2 episodes, 2019
Christian Dunckley Clark ...  Injured Puck 2 episodes, 2019
Gregory Gudgeon ...  Morange 2 episodes, 2019
John Comer John Comer ...  Master Symes 2 episodes, 2019
Jared Doreck Jared Doreck ...  Grayson 2 episodes, 2019
Ryan Hayes ...  Constable Thatch 2 episodes, 2019
Veronika Mackova ...  Young Aisling 2 episodes, 2019
David Nykl ...  Constable Boggs 2 episodes, 2019
Sam Barlien ...  Drell 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Pitthan ...  Fennimore / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw ...  Constabulary Clerk 2 episodes, 2019
Livia Coyle Livia Coyle ...  Fae Prostitute 2 episodes, 2019
Erika Stárková ...  Aisling 2 episodes, 2019
Nigel David Young Nigel David Young ...  Breakspear Backer 2 episodes, 2019
Dan Bradford ...  Chancery Guard 2 episodes, 2019
Paul Dean ...  Chopper Speaker 2 episodes, 2019
Julian Stone ...  Loop Group 2 episodes, 2019
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Storyline

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in "Carnival Row," a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose rich homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing immigrant population struggles to coexist with humans in the grimiest section of the city -- forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate, and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbors a secret that endangers Philo's standing during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row. As Philo investigates, he reveals a monster no one could imagine. Written by Amazon Studios

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.40:1
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Trivia

In an interview with Mailonline, Orlando Bloom, who is 42, admitted that it was awkward filming the racy nude sex scenes, which leave little to the imagination, with his 27-year-old co-star Cara Delevingne. Orlando said "I don't think it's intentionally gratuitous, it leads into the fantasy genre of the show, it's good." Then he admitted "It's quite punchy. It's always a little awkward, honestly, there's a lot of people standing around watching you pretending to have sex." See more »

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Patronising - at the start
31 August 2019 | by thomas_wilkinson-84145See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the show after the first couple episodes. That was when the characters had been established and it no longer felt like I was being told Philo was obviously a good guy and that Imogen was far too ignorant for her own good. A lot of times a scene would portray that Philo, Orlando Bloom, was a torn character but then he would repeat it to the other character in that scene so we knew he was the good guy. It just felt patronising to me.

As the series progressed I felt that it demonstrated some powerful views about the government and 19-20th century racism and class. I thought the way they portrayed this again was very obvious but this time not condescending at least.

Furthermore, it has a great setting and establishment of fantasy, I felt very immersed in something that was very different but still felt familiar. This was clearly due to tropes of modern life or mythical stories being put into the show.

The actors were all very convincing and had some great chemistry. It's left a lot in the air for season 2 but not so much that season 1 didn't feel worthy by the end. Overall, I would definitely recommend this show and the plot is very satisfying to discover.


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