More casting news has arrived for Amazon’s upcoming original series “Carnival Row,” as Deadline is reporting that David Gyasi (Interstellar), Karla Crome (Misfits), Indira Varma (“Game of Thrones”), and Tamzin Merchant (pictured; “Salem”) have been added to the eight-episode straight-to-series fantasy drama from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, Paul McGuigan, and Legendary Television. They join previously cast Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.
Gyasi will play Agreus, a mysteriously wealthy faun who moves into an affluent human neighborhood in defiance of the social order. Crome will play Tourmaline, a quick-witted faerie love poet driven from her war-torn homeland and forced to work in a brothel on Carnival Row. Varma will play Piety Breakspear, the regal and cunning matriarch of the powerful family that rules the city of the Burgue. Merchant will play Imogen Spurnrose, a young woman who sees in Agreus an opportunity to turn her aristocratic family’s fading fortunes around.
As reported earlier, Bloom will star as Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector who must solve the murder of a faerie showgirl on the eponymous Carnival Row, while Delevingne will play Vignette Stonemoss, a faerish refugee who flees her war-torn homeland to come to the Burgue, where she must contend with not only with rampant human prejudice against her kind but also the secrets that have followed her to this new land.
The project is slated for a 2019 premiere.
“Carnival Row” is set in a neo-Victorian city. 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.