The premiere of Carnival Row is still over a month away but Amazon has just renewed the new fantasy series for a second season. The announcement comes in time for the show's new official trailer.
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke confirmed the renewal at the Television Critics Association press tour (via Comicbook.com). In addition to that, a new trailer for the Orlando Bloom series was unveiled.
Carnival Row follows the story of Rycroft 'Philo' Philostrate (Bloom), a detective who is investigating a series of murders involving faeries. Along the way, he starts a relationship with a faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne).
The series also stars David Gyasi as Agreus, Tamzin Merchant as Imogen Spurnrose, Andrew Gower as Ezra Spurnrose, Karla Crome as Tourmaline, Arty Froushan as Jonah Breakspear, Caroline Ford as Sophie Longerbane, Indira Varma as Piety Breakspear, Jared Harris as Absalom Breakspear, and Simon McBurney as Runyan Millworthy.
The synopsis for the series reads as follows:
"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."
The first season of Carnival Row is set to premiere on Amazon Prime on August 30.