The Life List: 5 ways Carnival Row is not like other fantasy tales

Orlando Bloom (left) plays a human detective investigating a murder and  Cara Delevingne, a refugee fairy. Even though society forbids it, the two are rekindling their love affair while trying to solve a string of gruesome murders.
Orlando Bloom (left) plays a human detective investigating a murder and Cara Delevingne, a refugee fairy. Even though society forbids it, the two are rekindling their love affair while trying to solve a string of gruesome murders.PHOTO: JAN THIJS

LOS ANGELES - 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. But speaking to press in Beverly Hills, the stars and creator say their show is a different beast - and a much darker and sexier one.

1. It is not based on any book

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