It looks like Carnival Row will be taking a new direction with the second season. The fantasy series has just added Daredevil's Erik Oleson as its new showrunner.
A new report from Deadline confirms that Marc Guggenheim is stepping down as showrunner and will be replaced by Oleson, who previously worked on the final season of Daredevil. Guggenheim will continue to serve as a consultant on the series but will be leaving most of the active work to Oleson.
Interestingly, Guggenheim isn't the only one who is somehow stepping away from the creative work on Carnival Row. The report also confirmed that Travis Beacham, who co-created the show with Rene Echevarria, will no longer be involved in developing the series. Beacham, who wrote the script, will still serve as executive producer but will not have control over the developing storyline.
The first season of Carnival Row followed Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom), an Inspector of the Burgue Constabulary who is investigating a series of murders of the fairy kind in the city. He is reunited with his former lover Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne), a fae who finds herself involved with ruffians who are trying to fight discrimination in Carnival Row.
The premise of the second season is still unclear but it could explore Philo and Vignette's new life in the ghetto for the fae. It could also explore the relationship between Jonah Breakspear and Sophie Longerbane now that Jonah knows the truth about his own identity.
Carnival Row Season 2 has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
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