Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Amazon Gives Series Order to Drama 'Carnival Row' from Rene Echevarria

Amazon has given a straight-to-series order to fantasy drama Carnival Row written by Rene Echevarria. The order is for an eight-episode first season. 

In Carnival Row, mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. The series follows the investigation of a string of unsolved murders which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists.

Echevarria created the drama. He executive produces with Travis Beacham and director Paul McGuigan. Amazon Studios and Legendary Television produce. 

"There has never been a series like Carnival Row before," said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios. "The scope of the storytelling combined with the uniqueness of the world, themes and aesthetics haven’t been on TV before. A simple police investigation will lead us down a remarkable journey in a world where humans and creatures co-exist. We’re so excited about what Rene, Travis and Paul are creating and we can’t wait to bring it to customers."

"Carnival Row is inspiringly ambitious and timely in a way that we never could have anticipated. We are thrilled to have excellent partners at Amazon, and the infinitely talented trio of Echevarria, McGuigan and Beacham as the driving force behind this show," said Lauren Whitney, President of Scripted Television, Legendary Television.