Orlando Bloom has signed on to produce and star in the lead role in the upcoming Amazon drama TV series “Carnival Row,” marking Bloom’s first regular television role.
The story is set in a neo-Victorian city in which mythical creatures, fleeing their war-torn homeland, have gathered. Tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population.
Bloom will play Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl. Doing so will come at a big cost.
Paul McGuigan is set to direct and also executive produce alongside Travis Beacham and Rene Echevarria. The Legendary Television-produced first season is slated to run eight episodes with filming to begin this Fall.