Just one week after Orlando Bloom came aboard Amazon’s CARNIVAL ROW series based on Travis Beacham’s Black List script A Killing on Carnival Row, he’s being joined by Cara Delevingne, who has become somewhat of an “It Girl” with key roles in recent feature films.
The eight-episode series takes place in a neo-Victorian city in which mythical creatures have gathered after fleeing their own homeland, causing tension with the city’s current tenants. Bloom plays police inspector Rycroft Philostrate, who is investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl on Carnival Row, which will come at a great cost to him.
Delevingne will play Vignette Stonemoss, “a faerish refugee who flees her war-torn homeland to come to the Burgue, where she must contend not only with rampant human prejudice against her kind, but with the secrets that have followed her to this new land.”
Coincidentally, Delevingne has a small role in the Weinstein Company’s Tulip Fever opening tomorrow, but she can also be seen with that film’s star Dane DeHaan in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Last year, the model-turned-actor had her biggest breakout role playing June Moone aka the Enchantress in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
The Legendary Television-produced show is written by showrunner Rene Echevarria and directed by Paul McGuigan, whose upcoming movie Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, starring Annette Bening. Bloom will act as a producer while Beacham will act as executive producer with plans for production to start in the fall.
With Carnival Row being her first major television role, Delevingne just finished making the movie Life in a Year and is also attached to Ben Briand’s Fever Heart.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor