Video: Prague-shot ‘Carnival Row’ gets debut trailer

Carnival Row, which shot extensively in Prague and other Czech locations from autumn 2017 through spring 2018, and again for additional reshoots earlier this year, received its debut trailer from producer Amazon yesterday.

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne star in the series about a neo-Victorian city full of fairy tale creatures, and the strife that occurs between its human residents and waves of mythical immigrants fleeing their war-torn world.

Bloom plays a human detective investigating the murder of one of the mythical creatures. Delevigne is a fairy-like character who assists him in the case, seen fluttering about in the new series trailer.

While much of Carnival Row was shot in studio at Barrandov, some Prague location work can also be glimpsed in the below trailer. Additional locations across the Czech Republic were used for the series, including chateaux in Frýdlant and Krnsko and the majestic Prachovské skály natural rock formations.

Carnival Row also shot in Liberec, now famed as one of the key locations for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Amazon is expecting big things from Carnival Row, which is one of the most expensive original productions in the history of its streaming platform. Before even airing the first episodes of the show, Amazon has already greenlit Carnival Row for a second season.

Carnival Row is one of the most expensive productions ever to film in Prague, with producers spending an estimated 1.5 billion crowns in the Czech capital during its initial six-month shoot. Re-shoots earlier this year added to that tally.

Season 2 of Carnival Row will also shoot in Prague, local agencies have confirmed.

Expect Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevigne, and the rest of the cast and crew to be in the Czech capital for an additional six months starting this autumn.


Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky

Jason Pirodsky has been writing about the Prague film scene and reviewing films in print and online media since 2005. A member of the Online Film Critics Society, you can also catch his musings on life in Prague at and tips on mindfulness sourced from ancient principles at

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