Orlando Bloom to Star in Amazon Original Series "Carnival Row," Produced by Legendary Television
Amazon today announced that Orlando Bloom is set to star in its original one-hour fantasy noir Carnival Row. Bloom will play Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl on Carnival Row. Rycroft is not supposed to care about the death of another faerish refugee, but he does, and getting to the bottom of what happened to her will come at a big cost. Bloom, who also serves as producer, most recently starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales reprising the role of Will Turner.
The eight-episode Amazon Original Series, produced by Legendary Television, will be 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 feature 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 this fall for a 2019 release.
Carnival Row is a fantasy-noir 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.
Carnival Row will be available using the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/originals. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit http://www.amazon.com/howtostream. The series will be a global release for members to watch via the Prime Video app or online at PrimeVideo.com in more than 200 countries and territories.
Bloom is represented by Lighthouse Management and Media, ICM, Independent UK, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.