Coming off a very successful San Diego Comic-Con, Amazon and its new series, Carnival Row has again made a powerful showing, this time with the Television Critics Association. The streaming service unveiled a new teaser trailer at TCA 2019 set to the Billie Eilish song, Bury a Friend

At SDCC 2019, we got to see two featurettes introducing the main characters, Philo and Vignette. We learned of a Victorian world filled with humans and creatures of the fae. They each lived in peace until a war that humans started. Of course they did.  When fighting for the humans, Philo falls in love with Vignette which is taboo and then they are separated.

Now the fae live as hated immigrants in the human city, The Burg. They have little rights, are treated poorly, sometimes with violence, and are not able to do the things they love such as fly. They live among humans that believe ‘different is dangerous’. All the while, there is a murderer on the loose. 

Orlando Bloom’s Philo is a detective that is on the case with these grisly, dark murders. We also see Jared Harris (Yes!) in the trailer and Cara Delevingne’s Vignette who is less than happy about the way her people are treated on Carnival Row, a section of The Burg.

Will Philo and Vignette rekindle their love? What will these murders reveal for humans and the fae? What we’ve seen from Carnival Row so far has been stunning, etherial and suspenseful. We are here for this! The series premieres on August 30th on Amazon Prime.


Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in Carnival Row, a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures. Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective and a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city’s uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals a monster no one could imagine.



Audrey Kearns