Carnival Row is the next big budget, high fantasy series that’s coming on the Amazon Prime streaming channel. The series stars Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Tamzin Merchant, Indira Varma and others. The series is based in a fiction/fantasy world where the humans are constantly rebuking the fae, a mystical civilisation that’s closer to the fairies. Here’s our complete review of Amazon Prime’s series, Carnival Row.
Vignette Stonemoss (Cara) and an entire village escape war and decide to settle in the mainland. Unfortunately, they are looked at with scorn in the city – a city that’s rocked with serial murders of men and women from different walks of life. In this city, the good inspector Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando) is investigating a spate of murders that’s targeting the rich as well as the poor – and everyone in between.
What’s Wow : Carnival Row does a wonderful job of transporting the audience to the Victorian fantasy world. It’s a deep dive world and audiences will spend equal time looking at the scenery and taking in the story. The story is deep, dark and intriguing and has everything – a serial killer, political trickery and the now common family scandal in the buttoned up Victorian world that we all know so well and love so much.
Orlando Bloom does a fantastic job of playing a doomed character, someone who’s hiding much more than he can bare. Cara Delevingne successfully brings to screen the aspect of a life of danger.
It’s a marvel that the show writers have succeeded in starting off and tapering in not one but three main story arcs in a matter of just eight episodes.
With this, Hollywood once again tells us how to comment on current scenarios without being mired in controversy. Right from the first scene, the storyline is an ‘ahaa’ moment for the audiences – what with the current political situation all over the world.
Carnival Row has a large world and history as well. With so many characters and story arcs, this series is here to stay.
What’s Blah : Nothing.
Parting Shot : Carnival Row is here to stay.
Cast & Crew :
Cast: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Tamzin Merchant, Indira Varma
Creators: Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham.
Director: Jon Amiel
Watch the trailer here :