Outlander‘s Andrew Gower and Jamie Harris (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are set for recurring roles in Carnival Row, Amazon’s eight-episode straight-to-series fantasy drama, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, and Legendary Television.
Carnival Row is described as a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. The series follows the investigation into a string of unsolved murders that are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists. It’s slated for premiere in 2019.
Gower will play Ezra Spurnrose, the scion of one of the most prominent families in the Burgue. When a business deal sours he finds himself under financial straights and reluctantly agrees, at his sister Imogen’s behest, to enter into a partnership with a wealthy Puck who has moved in across the street. When he begins to suspect that Imogen is falling in love with the Puck, Ezra will stop at nothing to protect his family’s reputation.
Harris will portray Desk Sergeant Dombey, a tough police officer in the neo Victorian city who strongly believes in the old rule of life and resents the growing influx of foreign fairies and pix.
Executive producing Carnival Row are writer/showrunner Echevarria, Beacham, on whose feature script the project is based, and McGuigan, who will direct.
Gower plays the series regular role of Prince Charles Edward Stewart in Starz’s Outlander. He recently wrapped a lead role in Netflix’s Black Mirror and completed a multi-episode arc in BBC’s Capital. Gower is repped by NB Management and Troika.
Harris’ recent credits include Shameless, TURN, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Kingdom, The Magicians, Magic City and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. He’s repped by by Julia Verdin at Rough Diamond Management.