Carnival Row Season 2 Updates: It was August 2020, the last time we did a big check-in with Amazon Prime’s Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne-starring alt-Victorian fantasy drama Carnival Row, and the series had wrapped up shooting the first five episodes before COVID started to wreak havoc on hundreds of productions.
Flash forward for five months, and viewers are having a second season update courtesy of series star Tamzin Merchant (Imogen Spurnrose).
Merchant talked with EW about the successful streaming series juggling shooting on the remainder of the season while marketing her debut fantasy novel The Hatmakers, announcing the five-episode update and stating that it would have been out years earlier if not for COVID, so right now she’s not sure when it’s going to premiere.
As for what lies ahead for Imogen, things don’t sound that promising, at least in the costume department, there’s some hope.
At the end of season 1, Imogen and Agreus [David Gyasi] get on the cruise, and for the first five minutes of season 2, all is fine and then things go very wrong for them, Merchant teases.
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Merchant says it’s the power of the current showrunner and the writing staff bringing the story into certain politically grey places as to what would make the second season distinct from its inaugural run.
As a showrunner, Erik Oleson came on board, and his team of writers created some very fascinating stories about the moral world, what happens when you erect a ghetto wall, as they did at the end of season 1, and what happens and what emerges from that.
And that’s the show at its finest for me. Carnival Row maintained a good, constant supply of news coming from fans until production was shuttered (even though it wasn’t necessarily the most positive).
Jay Ali is entering the series as Kaine, alongside Delevingne’s Vignette, a Faerie associated with the Black Raven crime group.
As executive producer and showrunner, Erik Oleson agreed to join, taking over the reins of first season showrunner Marc Guggenheim (who will still consult on the series and remain an executive producer).
There was also a moment of artistic disagreements, with series co-creator Travis Beacham leaving the series in what was reported as a joint agreement.
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