PRAGUE: Carnival Row, an eight-episode fantasy noir series co-directed by Paul McGuigan and Guillermo del Toro, and starring Orlando Bloom, is set to begin filming in the Czech Republic in autumn 2017. The series is produced by Legendary Television for Amazon with Stillking servicing.
The project was accepted by the State Cinematography Fund for film incentives.
Carnival Row will feature mythical creatures, who have fled their war-torn homeland to gather in a futuristic version of Victorian London, as tensions are simmering between citizens and the immigrants. At the core of the drama is the investigation of several unsolved murders, which are eating away at whatever peace there exists. Rene Echevarria wrote the script.
In his first major TV role, Orlando Bloom will play Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl.
The series is set to be released on the Amazon streaming platform in 2019.