Amazon has released a teaser for its upcoming fantasy series “Carnival Row,” which stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, who have an extremely passionate fairy-human romance.
Set to Billie Eilish’s song “Bury a Friend,” the teaser gives us a look at the show’s fantasy land where people, fairies, and otherworldly beings intermingle — and where “monsters are real.” You can watch the teaser above.
Bloom (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) and Delevingne (“Suicide Squad”) star in the series set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbors a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.
The series also stars David Gyasi (“Interstellar”) as Agreus, a mysteriously wealthy faun who moves into an affluent human neighborhood in defiance of the social order, Karla Crome (“Under the Dome”) as Tourmaline, a quick-witted faerie poet driven from her war-torn homeland, Indira Varma (“Game of Thrones”) as Piety Breakspear, the regal and cunning matriarch of the powerful family that rules the city of The Burgue, and Tamzin Merchant (“Salem”) as Imogen Spurnrose, a young woman who sees in Agreus an opportunity to turn her aristocratic family’s fading fortunes around.
Amazon has already renewed “Carnival Row” for a second season ahead of its series premiere on Aug. 30. Amazon Studios and Legendary Television produce, with executive producers Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone”), Rene Echevarria (“Star Trek,” “Teen Wolf,” “Castle,” “Medium”), Jon Amiel, Bloom and Travis Beacham (“Pacific Rim,” “Clash of the Titans”).
Beacham’s script “A Killing on Carnival Row,” on which the project is based, first surfaced in 2005 and was featured on that year’s version of The Black List.
“Carnival Row” premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Aug. 30.