Carnival Row, the neo-noir fantasy show, returned to Amazon Prime Video recently after a long hiatus of more than three years. While the show premiered back in August 2019, its second season could only hit the screens in February 2023 due to multiple delays.
Fans are now wondering if the show has been renewed for season 3. They are also concerned about if they will have to go through another agonizing wait to watch the new episodes of the show. Well, read on to get answers to all these questions.
Is Carnival Row Renewed for Season 3?
Unfortunately, Carnival Row will not be returning with a third season. Prime Video pitched the second season as the last one during its announcement in November 2022, and it was revealed that there would not be a season 3 to the show.
“With humans and fae folk divided and freedom on the line, each hero will face impossible dilemmas and soul-defining tests in the epic conclusion of Carnival Row,” the streaming platform wrote at the time.
The storyline of the show is now set to conclude with the second season finale. The ten-episode season 2 began airing on February 17 and will conclude on March 17, 2023, with the final episode titled ‘Carnival Row.’
Why was the Show Canceled?
Amazon did not reveal the official reason behind the show’s end; however, lack of expected viewership is said to be a primary factor. The producers had put a huge amount of money into the show and expected it to do wonders on the screen.
They even announced its second season even before the first season premiered. However, when the episodes finally dropped, they met with mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike.
The show did well in the US but was not able to attract a huge international audience. When the second season went into production, it met with several delays due to the Covid pandemic and scheduling conflicts with actors, which was the final nail in the coffin.
Orlando Bloom Talks About the Show’s Conclusion
Show star Orlando Bloom opened up about what led to the show’s cancelation and revealed, “We were finishing what we thought was season 2 when the world went on pause (due to the pandemic), and we all went into hibernation.”
“But whilst that was a really challenging time, everyone could work from home and look at the footage that we had, and really address what was there and what we could do more of – or improve upon. So in the time that we were shut down… they actually got a pretty interesting shape of what the show was.”
“I think COVID really put the brakes on everything. It was jarring and so the thinking was, there was a lot of love for the show in season 1 – and certainly Amazon was super supportive – but really, we had so much footage that we were able to take this world and bring it to a conclusion in a really great way,” he added.
Apart from Bloom, Carnival Row also stars Cara Delevingne as Vignette Stonemoss, Simon McBurney as Runyon Millworthy, Tamzin Merchant as Imogen Spurnrose, David Gyasi as Agreus Astrayon, Andrew Gower as Ezra Spurnrose, Karla Crome as Tourmaline Larou, Arty Froushan as Jonah Breakspear, and Jay Ali as Kaine.
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