Cara Delevingne to headline Amazon’s Carnival Row
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) will be headlining Amazon‘s one-hour Neo-Victorian fantasy series Carnival Row alongside Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings franchises). Delevingne will next be seen opposite Amber Heard in London Fields, and is currently filming Life in a Year with Jaden Smith.
Carnival Row is a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city called Burgue. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. We follow the investigation of a string of unsolved murders which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists. Delevingne is set to play a faerie refugee named Vignette Stonemoss, a faerish refugee who flees to Burgue, where she must deal with human prejudice and long-harbored secrets.
The eight-episode Amazon Original Series will be produced by Legendary Television and written and executive produced by showrunner Rene Echevarria (Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Castle, Medium). Joining Echevarria is Paul McGuigan (Victor Frankenstein, Luke Cage, Sherlock) who is set to direct and executive produce, and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans), who will serve as executive producer and wrote the original script, “A Killing on Carnival Row,” which appeared on the very first installment of the Hollywood Blacklist in 2005.
The series is scheduled to begin filming in the fall of 2018 for a 2019 release.
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