A fantasy TV series, Carnival Row was first released on Amazon Prime Video (Bosch Season 8, Good Omens Season 2) on August 30, 2019. It currently has a season of eight episodes. It was renewed for a second season. However, there is no news yet regarding the release date of Carnival Row Season 2.
René Echevarria and Travis Beacham are the creators of the series. Travis Beachman wrote the basic screenplay. René Echevarria and Travis Beacham are also the executive producers, alongside Marc Guggenheim, Jon Amiel, and Orlando Bloom. Siesta productions, Legendary Television, and Amazon Studios (The Wheel of Time) are the production companies.
The series follows the consequences of the war and the growing problems of cities. Mythical creatures seek a new home among humans, but reluctant humans make it difficult for them. Creatures must fight against everything that comes their way, politics, racism against their species, oppression, and the right to live in one city among other humans.
The first episode of the second season was written by Erik Oleson and Travis Beacham & Marc Guggenheim with the teleplay by Erik Oleson, and the second through fifth episodes are written by Sarah Byrd, Wesley Strick, Dylan Gallagher & Mateja Božičević, and Tania Lotia respectively.
What is Carnival Row About
Carnival Row focuses primarily on Vignette Stonemoss and Rycroft Philostrate “Philo”. Vignette is a fairy in a human city; she was kept as a servant by the sister of a rich man. Ezra Spurnrose was the owner of the ship in which Vignette had come to the city, but the ship was destroyed due to a storm that claimed several victims among the fairies, vignette being the only survivor. Ezra takes him to his house to serve his sister Imogen.
While Ezra and Imogen struggle with their finances, Vignette learns from a friend that his lover Philo is alive and in the same city. Philo is a police inspector who investigates several murders. Vignette is released from Ezra when Philo buys his contract from him.
Vignette then joined a group of rebels. For his part, Philo investigates a murder related to black magic and witchcraft. Throughout the investigation, Philo learns that he is half-breed, that is, he is half-fairy and half-human. This same information got him into trouble, and the police arrested him for the murders he was unsolving.
Philo’s human colleagues make it more difficult for her than she already was. They begin to doubt him because of all the unsolved cases Philo was working on. They inform their superiors, which adds to all the false information that 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 city.
Vignette gets a better position within the rebel group Black Raven. Imogen has forged a bond with a new neighbor fauna, which Ezra discovers. He tries to shoot the wildlife, but Imogen and the wildlife escape. In detention, Philo is asked to accept that he is a human and not a half-fauna, but instead, he confesses to being a half-fauna. He is then freed by a man named Dombey. He later discovered his father’s existence. Absalom, the chancellor of the Burgue, turns out to be his father, who had another son with his human wife. Jonah rebels against his father and his domineering behavior.
A new acting chancellor was appointed to the city. Jonah, who has had to face several conflicts with his family, decides to take all the authority in his hands. It creates a ghetto for fae and other creatures. He forbids them to leave the Burgue and to have any contact with humans. A fairy is killed when she tries to flee the city. Vignette is joined by Philo, who accepts his fairy origins.
The series also shows some flashbacks of the time vignette was in his native country. She was looking after a hidden library that was then removed by humans. She meets Philo when he travels to his city to find refuge with other men. They develop a strong bond and fall in love.
Philo and Vignette are separated when the city of Vignette is attacked. She assumes that Philo is dead and lives in a human city like the other fairies until she finds Philo. The series follows several different characters, humans, and fairies.
Plot of Carnival Season 2
Season 2 could bring us more magic, with fairies fighting for a better life among humans. We will see the redevelopment of love between Vignette and Philo. We will know more about Imogen and the wildlife, Agreus Astrayon, and their lives if they manage to escape from the city.
Jonah could impose more rules on the fairies 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 fairies from the oppressive domination of Jonah and the other humans. Carnival Row Season 2 will bring more action and thrills to our screens.
Cast of Carnival Row Season 2
The main cast members will definitely return in Carnival Row Season 2. Orlando Bloom plays the role of Rycroft Philostrates “Philo”, a half-fairy and half-human being. Cara Delevingne plays vignette Stonemoss, a fairy, who has complicated feelings for Philo. Agreus Astrayon, the rich fawn, is played by David Gyasi. Tamzin Merchant plays the role of Imogen Spurnrose, who bonds with Agreus.
Andrew Gower plays the role of Ezra Spurnrose, Imogen’s brother. Arty Froushan plays the role of Jonah, Burgue’s new chancellor. Other cast members who play various other roles will return for Carnival Row Season 2.
Carnival Row Season 2 Release Date: Amazon Prime
The renewal of Carnival Row Season 2 was announced in June 2019. Filming of the season 2 episodes had already begun but had to be stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The series had completed most filming by March 2020. Like everything else, it was also interrupted due to the spread of the virus. Filming of all episodes is now over after resuming.
The Carnival Row Season 2 was expected for early 2021. But the series has not yet finished post-production. As a fantasy TV series, Carnival Row will need more graphic editing during post-production. We can therefore assume that the second season could be broadcast between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. So, while fans expect the season to come out earlier, we might have to wait a little longer for the release of the Carnival Row Season 2.
There has been no official trailer or teaser video for the second season of Carnival Row. Fans will have to wait to get more information about Season 2. Carnival Row Season 2 release dates have not yet been announced. We will be sure to keep you informed when new information is available.
In the meantime, you can still see or review Carnival Row Season 1 streaming on Amazon Prime Video.