Orlando Bloom has signed on to a new television show.
The Lord of the Rings actor will star in Amazon’s upcoming fantasy drama series Carnival Row, an eight-episode Neo-Victorian noir from Legendary Television. The series is set to begin filming this fall for a 2019 release on the streaming platform.
Carnival Row is described as a fantasy-noir 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.
The series follows the investigation of a string of unsolved murders that are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists. Bloom will play the man in the center of it, 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.