In that case, bless Amazon Prime, which has really come through on that specific niche: On Monday, the streaming service announced its forthcoming drama Carnival Row, a long-incubating fantasy series starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne (and a surprising number of alums from the History Channel drama Knightfall) to which Guillermo Del Toro was once attached, will premiere August 30.
In Carnival Row, Delevingne plays a faerie named Vignette Stonemoss, Bloom a detective named Rycroft Philostrate (all the names in this show are utterly demented, but, Absalom Breakspear aside, these are two of the most egregious offenders) living in the titular refuge for immigrant mythological creatures run out of their homelands by, you guessed it, humans.
Amazon released a short teaser clip alongside the release date announcement, one that doesn’t offer up much in the way of plot but certainly sets the mood—and gives us a glimpse of Cara Delevingne’s faerie wings. “There is a rift in the city,” Delevingne says in the clip.
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