Orlando Bloom will star in a fantasy noir, Carnival Row, for Amazon.
The 8 part series is set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. It follows the investigation of a string of unsolved murders which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists.
The Legendary Television production will be written and executive produced by Rene Echevarria (Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Castle, Medium).
Bloom will play Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl on Carnival Row. Rycroft is not supposed to care about the death of another faerish refugee, but he does, and getting to the bottom of what happened to her will come at a big cost.
The series is scheduled for a 2019 release.