Fairy tale with a dark twist

Carnival Row stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.
Carnival Row stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.PHOTO: JAN THIJS

Neo-noir fantasy drama Carnival Row examines issues of class and race as its mythical creatures become refugees and are murdered

Carnival Row, Amazon Prime Video's neo-noir fantasy drama, is set in a Victorian world where fairies and other mythical creatures have been driven from their homelands by human armies and are now despised refugees.

Filmed on lavish sets in Prague, it invites comparisons with other big-budget fantasy films and series.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2019, with the headline 'Fairy tale with a dark twist'. Print Edition | Subscribe