‘Carnival Row’ preview: First look at Season 2 as filming wraps after two years

The second season of Carnival Row has finally finished filming!

Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures, the series premiered in August 2019.

(Doesn’t 2019 feel like a lifetime ago?!)

Amazon Prime Video’s fantasy period drama stars Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean) and British model turned actress Cara Delevingne as police detective Philo and rebellious faerie Vignette.

Carnival Row was renewed for a second season before the show had even debuted, and filming began in November 2019.

We all now know what happened next…

Production was inevitably shut down in March 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world.

The cast and crew then returned to the Czech Republic in August 2020, but the epic Season 2 shoot finally wrapped only last month.

To celebrate the end of filming, the official Carnival Row account on Twitter has released a set of four behind the scenes photos, which we’ve shared on this page.

British star Orlando Bloom also shared some thoughts on Instagram: “Bye bye Philo. I love my job. As actors we get to go on these remarkable journeys with our characters. Fall in love, fight for our lives, fight for justice, sometime save the day and other times fall flat on our face.

“It’s all a mirror for life and the myriad of emotions we feel in any one moment or day in the life of these characters… I’m always grateful for the chance to evolve and grow and learn from my characters and all the wonderful people as actors, get to interact with along the way.

“The crew who work tirelessly and all the cast and supporting cast who’ve stood out in all kinds of weather to make some very large filmic moments come to life. Its story telling. It’s not rocket science, but it is lightning in a bottle when it works and heartbreaking when it doesn’t…and yet it never fails to be an opportunity to learn and grow. What a gift.”

Carnival Row creator Travis Beacham previously hinted at what’s ahead in the upcoming episodes: “We’re looking at different varieties of pucks and fairies — different horn shapes and different wing shapes, races within races.

“But beyond that, you’re going to get some creatures that are our version of elves, and some creatures that would be goblin-like, and a host of other things. The menagerie of the world is really going to expand in Season 2, quite a lot.”

Season 2 is expected to premiere in early 2022.

Carnival Row is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.