Both featurettes—one from the perspective of Delevigne’s fae runaway, Vignette, the other from Bloom’s orphan human, Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate—have an air of romance and sexuality, mired with tragedy and mystical energy. It’s the story of industrial modernity preying on the magical ways of old, as the Fae are made second-class citizens by the people of the city. Cara Delvigne plays Vignette Stonemoss, a Fae who has come into this new society looking for her human lover, Rycroft Philostrate, played by Orlando Bloom, and, it seems, for revolution. Amazing names, really.

The series was created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham, and Bloom and Delvigne star alongside David Gyasi.


Carnival Row season one starts streaming on Amazon Prime August 30.

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