Meet Vignette and Philo. Amazon has introduced Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne’s Carnival Row characters in two featurettes unveiled today during the fantasy drama’s presentation at San Diego Comic-Con. You can watch the Vignette clip above and Philo below.
The eight-part series, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham and Legendary Television, is set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. The growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbors a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.
The show will launch in over 200 countries and territories August 30 with dubbed foreign-language versions launching later this year.
David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma, Tamzin Merchant and Simon McBurney also star, and Andrew Gower and Jamie Harris recur.
Executive producing Carnival Row are writer/showrunner Echevarria and Beacham, on whose feature script the project is based.