Feast your eyes on the trailer for Carnival Row:
A Victorian era detective series starring Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom, featuring fairies and mythological creatures, with Bloom doing his best working class growly accent might seem designed to simply annoy a certain proportion of the viewing public just by its very existence.
But exist it does, courtesy of an eight episode series coming from Amazon at the end of August, and perhaps those viewers will be more intrigued by the presence of a serial killer, bumping off said creatures.
It certainly looks like another show that Amazon have pumped a lot of time and money into, and it has to be said the trailer has a certain charm. It’s also directed by Jon Amiel, who did the wonderful BBC series, The Singing Detective. But he also directed Copycat and Entrapment. So, y’know…
Maybe that part of the population will give this an episode or two to win them over. Or maybe they won’t. It’s a harsh world out there.
Carnival Row arrives on August 30th.