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Carnival Row

Carnival Row

  • Premiered: 
    August 30, 2019
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  • Network: Amazon
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the spec script for a feature film (A Killing on Carnival Row) by Travis Beacham 
  • Subject Matter: Fantasy
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    Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

Based on "A Killing on Carnival Row," Travis Beacham's spec script for a feature film, CARNIVAL ROW is a one-hour drama 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, and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss 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 duo are joined by Agreus, a mysteriously wealthy faun who moves into an affluent human neighborhood in defiance of the social order; Tourmaline, a quick-witted faerie poet driven from her war-torn homeland; Piety Breakspear, the regal and cunning matriarch of the powerful family that rules the city of The Burgue; and Imogen Spurnrose, a young woman who sees in Agreus an opportunity to turn her aristocratic family's fading fortunes around. On Friday, August 30, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Amazon Prime released the eight-episode first season of CARNIVAL ROW. One month earlier -- on Saturday, July 27, 2019 -- Amazon announced CARNIVAL ROW had been renewed for a second season.

The second and final season of CARNIVAL ROW premiered on Friday, February 17, 2023 on Prime Video, as the streaming service released the first two episodes of the new season. Two new episodes drop weekly through March 17. Season 2 picks up with former inspector Rycroft Philostrate aka Philo investigating a series of gruesome murders stoking social tension. Vignette Stonemoss and the Black Raven plot payback for the unjust oppression inflicted by The Burgue's human leaders, Jonah Breakspear and Sophie Longerbane. Tourmaline Larou inherits supernatural powers that threaten her fate and the future of The Row. And, after escaping The Burgue and her vengeful brother Ezra, Imogen Spurnrose and her partner Agreus Astrayon encounter a radical new society which upends their plans. With humans and fae folk divided and freedom on the line, each hero will face impossible dilemmas and soul-defining tests in the epic conclusion of Carnival Row.
On Friday, March 17, 2023, Prime Video released the final two episodes of CARNIVAL ROW:

"Battle Lines": Justice later through peace, or now through blood?

"Carnival Row": The epic series finale.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Amazon Studios
  • Produced by Legendary Television