86 days ago | Variety - TV News
Orlando Bloom has signed on for the lead role in the upcoming Amazon drama series “Carnival Row,” Variety has learned.
The series takes place in a neo-Victorian city in which mythical creatures, fleeing their war-torn homeland, have gathered. Tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. Bloom will play Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl on Carnival Row. Rycroft is not supposed to care about the death of another faerish refugee, but he does, and getting to the bottom of what happened to her will come at a big cost. Bloom will also serve as a producer.
The role marks Bloom’s first regular television role, though he has appeared in guest roles on several series throughout his career. He is primarily a film actor, playing leading roles in both the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Lord of the Rings” franchises. His other film credits include “Black Hawk Down,” “Elizabethtown