Carnival Row Season 2 will also have a bunch of changes behind the camera. Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone, Arrow), who was the showrunner for the first season, will not be returning for Season 2. The new showrunner is Erik Oleson (Unforgettable, Daredevil), who has also penned the first episode of Season 2. Series co-creator Travis Beacham has also reportedly left the project citing creative differences. So the new episodes are likely to bring a different vibe to the show, building off what has already been established.
With a dedicated fanbase waiting with bated breath, Carnival Row Season 2 has a lot of expectations riding on it. So we’ve put together this handy guide that pulls together all the details that have been revealed so far about the new season, including plot, cast, characters, and more.
Carnival Row Season 2 Cast:
Orlando Bloom as Rycroft Philostrate
Cara Delevingne as Vignette Stonemoss
Simon McBurney as Runyon Millworthy
David Gyasi as Agreus Astrayon
Tamzin Merchant as Imogen Spurnrose
Andrew Gower as Ezra Spurnrose
Karla Crome as Tourmaline Larou
Arty Froushan as Jonah Breakspear
Caroline Ford as Sophie Longerbane
What Is the Setting of Carnival Row Season 2?
The events of Carnival Row take place in a Victorian fantasy world. Most of the story is set in a fictional city called The Burgue where humans co-exist with magical faeries (or fae), with high tensions between the two groups. Despite the historical aesthetic, the story itself is pretty time-agnostic and is really not of this world at all. The Burge is the capital city of the Republic of The Burge, an independent nation. The fae is refugee from their home continent of Tirnanoc, which has been colonized by human empires, particularly the forces of the Pact.
The majority of the protagonists are humans and fae who live in The Burge, which is something of a safe haven for faerie refugees. But it’s not exactly a good life for them there either as they are forced to work menial jobs and face a lot of discrimination. Within the Burgue, the fae is mostly restricted to living in the eponymous neighborhood of Carnival Row. Season 2 is expected to further explore the secrets of the Burge, as well as the history of the world at large.
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When Is Carnival Row Season 2’s Release Date?
Season 2 of Carnival Row is set to premiere on February 17, with the ten episodes released weekly, a similar release strategy as other Prime Video originals such as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and The Boys.
Carnival Row Season 2 Plot:
Amazon Prime Video hasn’t revealed the official synopsis for Carnival Row Season 2; however, based on the ending of Season 1. It’s likely that we will find out more about segregation. In the last episode of Season 1, the government ordered a segregation plan to divide the magical creatures from the rest of the people. Knowing that Vignette would be separated from him. Philo confronted that he too is half a magical creature so he decided to join her in the ghetto.
Elsewhere, Agreus and Imogen sailed away to a safer place in the finale of Season 1. However, they refused to go back when the authorities ordered their ship to return.