Humans and mythical creatures struggle to coexist in the latest teaser for Amazon’s “Carnival Row.”
Orlando Bloom stars in the Victorian fantasy-noir series as a human detective opposite “Suicide Squad” actress Cara Delevingne, who plays a faerie fleeing persecution. Together, the unlikely duo engages in a dangerous affair while also investigating a string of murders threatening to upset the delicate peace between their city’s human citizens and its magical refugees who emigrated from a war-torn homeland.
The new teaser begins with a wide array of characters speeding by on a train—including stuffy men in tall hats, a romantic encounter between a human woman and something with wings, and an assortment of horned creatures essentially forced to ride in steerage—and ends with a glimpse of Orlando and Cara’s characters holding a flickering lamp up to the darkness.
Directed by Jon Amiel and created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham, the series co-stars David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant, Andrew Gower, and Karla Crome, among others.
“Carnival Row” debuts Aug. 30 on Amazon Prime Video. Watch another recent teaser (above).