Amazon's Carnival Row undergoes big shake-up for season 2

Joe Anderton
Photo credit: Jan Thijs - Amazon Prime

From Digital Spy

It's all change for Amazon's Carnival Row. Well, not all change. Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne are still starring in the show, and it hasn't suddenly become a series about the overworked and underpaid workers at a sex toy factory.

But there is a big shake-up happening behind the scenes, as Arrowverse executive Marc Guggenheim has departed the Amazon series as showrunner. The series will be in good hands, however, as Netflix's Daredevil boss Erik Oleson will oversee things from now on.

Deadline broke the news and adds that co-creator Travis Beacham has also departed the show, while Guggenheim will still be consulting on the series going forward.

Photo credit: Jan Thijs - Amazon Prime

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Despite all of this going on, the publication states that production on season 2 is still ongoing.

Guggenheim recently talked about how season 1's big finale will impact the show's next season, stating: "It's probably one of the biggest seismic changes to the show itself that happens at the end of the first season.

"And it's something that we're really going to be dealing with and dramatising in season two. And the trick for Philo is, it's not, unfortunately, as simple as him embracing the fact that he's fae. To the fae, he's not really fae. He's a half-blood. So he basically is a man without a country.

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"Not to mention the fact that, because of this decision, he has relinquished his badge. So this cloak of authority that he used to have is no longer there. So that's another thing that he'll be wrestling with in season two."

It's safe to say that plan will continue despite Guggenheim's departure, but who knows if his idea of getting Orlando Bloom's other half Katy Perry to cameo will still come to fruition.

Carnival Row is on Amazon Prime now.

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