'Carnival Row': Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne bring raw chemistry, palpable romance to Amazon's fantasy murder mystery

Thanks to the unique concept and the star cast, we are waiting quite impatiently for the premiere of Amazon Prime Video's ‘Carnival Row’


                            'Carnival Row': Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne bring raw chemistry, palpable romance to Amazon's fantasy murder mystery

Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming series ‘Carnival Row’ starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne manages to perfectly tap into the little-explored neo-noir fantasy genre.

The eight-episode season one is set to premiere on August 30, and possibly recognizing the golden goose they have on their hands, the streaming platform has already renewed the show for another season.

We are waiting quite impatiently for the premiere of ‘Carnival Row’ thanks to the unique concept and the star cast.

Here are a few things we are looking forward to when the show premieres.

1. Murder mystery meets fantasy series

We have all gotten lost in a good fantasy series or too preoccupied with a murder mystery. However, ‘Carnival Row’ is among the first shows—if not the first—to mix the two, and seemingly do a good job of it as well.

Even though ‘Carnival Row’ is about mythical creatures and their frantic escape from a war-torn homeland only to find refuge in a city that tries to chew them up and spit them out, the drama revolves around a serial murderer and just one man’s endeavor for justice.

(L-R) Marc Guggenheim, Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne and Travis Beacham of 'Carnival Row' speak onstage during the Amazon Prime Video segment of the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on on July 27, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

2. The realistic yet beautiful world of mythical creatures

From the costumes of each character to the feel of the various places that the show features, the makers of ‘Carnival Row’ have managed to transform the set into the hauntingly beautiful world of war peppered with humanity. The city that most of the show takes place in has a Victorian feel to it, but with a modern twist.

The darkness of the story translates to the sets seamlessly, completely reimagining what we have so far seen as “magic” on screen.

It remains to be seen how the sets evolve with the unfolding of the story.

The fact that ‘Carnival Row’ has been able to pull off wings without making them tacky needs to be acknowledged as well.



 

3. The chemistry between Bloom and Delevingne

While they admittedly do seem like an odd pair, both Delevingne and Bloom have done justice to the love story of Vignette Stonemoss and Rycroft Philostrate.

The love between them translates as honest and heartfelt, and it is beautiful and heartbreaking to see them fight the society, their past and their differences to be together.

In fact, their love story could potentially be the topmost reason for most people to tune in to watch ‘Carnival Row’ when the show premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 30.

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