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Finally, a ‘Carnival Row’ Season 2 Trailer

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Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne in 'Carnival Row'

In the land of streaming, there are a lot of fantasy shows to pick from. There’s House of the Dragon, The Witcher, and Shadow and Bone, to name a few. Amazon Prime alone has found success with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and The Wheel of Time. It is a magical time to be a fantasy fan.

There is even more cause for celebration as Carnival Row is returning to Amazon for a second season. The steampunk-fantasy-murder mystery show left us with a cliffhanger in the season 1 finale: the last episode stopped just as tensions between the humans and Fae hit its peak. Now that Amazon officially confirmed season 2, let’s go over all we know so far.

When does Carnival Row season 2 premiere?

Amazon released the first season back in the summer of 2019. Although Amazon quickly renewed it for a second, a global pandemic fell on us and put everything on hold. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, filming paused. When restrictions were lifted, there were still limitations on larger group scenes because of how many unmasked people were involved. So it was a long road before filming actually concluded.

After many rumored release dates, we finally have an official streaming date of February 2023. The first episode will air on February 17. Following that, the rest of the episodes will air on a weekly basis, similar to Amazon’s other popular shows. Rather than following the new standard eight-episode format, season 2 will have 10 episodes. Sadly, Amazon also announced this will be the final season of Carnival Row.

Who’s in Carnival Row season 2?

It seems like if the character survived the end of season 1 they are coming back for season 2. For a quick rundown, that means Orlando Bloom (Rycroft Philostrate), Cara Delevingne (Vignette Stonemoss), Tamzin Merchant (Imogen Spurnrose), David Gyasi (Agreus Astrayon), Andrew Gower (Ezra Spurnrose), Karla Crome (Tourmaline Larou), Arty Froushan (Jonah Breakspear), Caroline Ford (Sophie Longerbane), and Jamie Harris (Sergeant Dombey) will all be reprising their roles. At least all the delays didn’t lead to any recasting or sudden character absences.

Is there a trailer?

Previously we only had a short teaser for the new season, but Amazon has finally released the full trailer for season 2 of Carnival Row.

What could happen in season 2?

At the end of season 1, things were leading to a big showdown. The humans have segregated all the Fae onto Carnival Row, essentially creating a ghetto. No Fae is allowed to leave The Burge and even attempting to do so may end your life. Between the Faun resistance and the Black Ravens, I’m sure the Fae will not tolerate such treatment for long.

But what about our heroes? Philo and Vignette will need to do some soul-searching about their identities, relationship, and what part they play in the ongoing civil unrest. Agreus and Imogen sailing off may lead to seeing more of the world that hasn’t been explored. Perhaps they will show more male Faerie, which have been scarce on the show so far, or explore more of the Fae species. Personally, all I am hoping for is some scene (dream or otherwise) where Orlando Bloom has wings. Is that too much to ask for? What are you hoping for in season 2 of Carnival Row? Let us know in the comments!

With a little more than a month left before season two’s release, Amazon tweeted a full trailer. Just from the short clip, it looks like the new season will differ greatly from the previous one. The tensions reached a breaking point when the new government officials execute Fae without due process. Philo and Vignette seem to be fighting for the Fae. Agreus and Imogen fight to stay together while people try to tear them apart. I think it is going to be an emotional ride.

(featured image: Amazon Studios)

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D.R. Medlen is secretly a selkie that will one day return to the sea. In the meantime, she spends her days fangirling over anything from comic books to folklore podcasts, and everything in between. She lives that hobbitcore life while teaching her offspring the ways of the nerd.