Where is Carnival Row set?
Carnival Row is set in a fictional city named The Burgue where fantastical creatures and humans meet.
The Victorian-themed city of the show has had a recent influx of non-human refugees after humans have colonised their lands.
If Delevingne and Orlando Bloom’s accents in the show are anything to go by, however, this universe has its own versions of Ireland and the East End of London.
Speaking of the accent her fairy character has in the show, she told the Evening Standard: “She wasn’t actually [written that way].
“The first audition I did I asked to do it in both Irish and English even though it wasn’t asked for in Irish.
“I just always saw it that way. Always. I don’t know what reference it was.
“I learned about fairies; the word fae is Gaelic and I was always pretty sure the mythical thing of fairies was made in Ireland.”
Orlando Bloom said of his accent to StrayFM: “I wanted to find a weighted physicality and vocal quality that would lean into the kind of life he was living.”
Where is Carnival Row filmed?
According to Film New Europe, the series was shot in 108 days in the Czech Republic.
The series was one of the most expensive ever shot there, costing an estimated £54 million (€60 million).
The Carnival Row city was built in the Barrandov Studio backlot in Prague.
On location shooting took place on Prague’s Prachov Rocks and the Czech city of Liberec.
Castles in Frydlant and Krnsko also provide grand backdrops for a number of scenes in the show.
According to star Ariyon Bakara, the cast was joined in Prague by Bloom’s A-list fiancée, Katy Perry.
He told Hello: “Yes she did [go on set]. I was excited. I wanted to sing. I just thought I would have an audition – but I didn’t!”
A number of big name TV shows also shoot in Prague and the Czech Republic, like 12 Monkeys, Knightfall and The Little Drummer Girl.
Carnival Row starts today on Amazon Prime
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