This is not a radical transformation for the Amazon Prime series which will keep its dazzling aesthetic. Its teeming mythology, and its main actors ( Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom ). No. This is an only one-umpteenth change of hand for this Dantesque universe. Because if the series broke the screens last August with eight more or less appreciated episodes. The project remained in a vegetative state for many years.
Written in 2005 by Travis Beacham for New Line Cinema (and made to be a movie). The script for A Killing on Carnival Row was first given to Guillermo del Toro. And then to Neil Jordan before landing in the stables of Amazon and become the series we know. There, the script found its father who reworked it with René Echevarria.
And it was ultimately Marc Guggenheim who was responsible for showrunner the story of the Vignette fairy. But the guy, too busy with the mega-crossover of the CW Arrowverse has not renewed his contract with Amazon.
Although he will remain present as a consultant for Carnival Row, he has, therefore, left his place to showrunner and executive producer of season 3 Daredevil: Erik Oleson. We can read in the columns of Digital Spy and Deadline that if Guggenheim will certainly be consulted to put in image what will follow. It is that the grand finale of the first season will necessarily affect the second season.
As for Erik Oleson, he is not at his first attempt with Amazon since it is he who scripted season 2 of The Man in the High Castle. And this is not the first time that he will rub shoulders with the work of Guggenheim since he had already had to do with him on Arrow. Guggenheim is the show’s co-creator and executive producer and Oleson having toured as a screenwriter and co-executive producer on it.