First Day of Filming for Carnival Row S2

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Carnival Row‘s creator Travis Beacham shared this picture via his Instagram account from the first day of filming season 2 this morning. Actors already seen on set (or on the way to set) include Cara Delevingne, Orlando Bloom, Tamzin Merchant, David Gyasi, Caroline Ford and Ariyon Bakare.

Also reprising his role as Ezra Spurnrose will be Andrew Gower.

This means production of the new episodes begins almost to the day two years after principal photography for season 1 started.

We’ll keep you posted with all news as soon as we find them.

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Carnival Row: Getting Ready for Season 2

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All the signs are all pointing in the right direction: season 2 of Carnival Row is coming, and, as they did during the production of season 1, the cast and crew are keeping us updated with Behind the Scenes photos via their social media accounts.

After scouting for some new locations that will be featured in the new season, the cast are starting to arrive at the Barrandov Studios in Prague (Czech Republic), where most of season 1 was filmed.

Andrew Gower‘s involvement in season 2 isn’t confirmed yet but we are rather confident that we haven’t seen the last of his character Ezra Spurnrose.

Follow our social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) as we’re trying to report and share all news Andrew Gower and Carnival Row!

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Travis Beacham Explains Evolution of Carnival Row

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Twitter user Shannon Corbeil asked Carnival Row creator Travis Beacham (pictured above with actress Tamzin Merchant who plays Imogen Spurnrose on the fantasy noir series) how the script called A Killing on Carnival Row for a full length feature film Beacham wrote in 2005 ended up as an Amazon Prime series coming out in 2019.

Beacham was happy to answer in a series of tweets and it’s an interesting read!

1) So Carnival Row was a short film I wrote in film school, wanting to direct. Born from a litany of bizarre influences. Dickens, The Third Man, Brassaï, Jack the Ripper lore, Celtic mythology, etc. But to my chagrin, the faculty balked at making it.

2) My screenwriting teacher convinced me to write the feature. This felt like the height of indulgence. I ADORED it but could not imagine anyone else would. It was so dense & weird. Then an alumni interning in LA asked me to send it to him, which I did, thinking nothing of it.

3) A month or so later, he calls me (still in film school) and says, “You should know you’re going to start getting phone calls.” And my life, truly, was never the same after that. Within a year, I had agents, I’d met Guillermo del Toro, and Carnival Row was on the Black List.

4) It was very warmly received in Hollywood, and sold to New Line, but quickly proved almost impossible to make for a host of dull reasons. So it became kind of a sacrificial lamb in my mind. This pure thing I loved intensely that had to die so I could have a career.

5) And it really was very dead. But it kept coming up. Years later, I’d still get asked in meetings, “Carnival Row, I loved that script. What’s going on with that one?” And I’d have to force a smile & say, “Oh I don’t know,” while thinking — you are never going to see that one.

6) But at some point, shortly after I took a bit of a thumping on an unrelated pilot experience, Legendary acquires Carnival Row from New Line. And Thomas Tull calls to ask, “So what do you think about making this as a tv show?” And like that, it wasn’t dead anymore.

7) Finally, we shopped it around. Amazon happily snapped it up. We wrote it. Hired a crew. Found a cast. Went to Prague. Built the Row. Shot the whole thing. And it’s coming out on August 30th, in open defiance of the natural order. #CarnivalRow

8) And I don’t know what lessons there are to draw. It’s still so surreal to me that it’s happening. I know people reach for comparisons b/c they have to, I guess, but to me it’s this thing that’s been in my life for ages and is suddenly real. Which is the craziest part.

(Source: Travis Beacham on Twitter)

 

Humpty Dumpty Poster Art

As an Easter present for all their fans and Humpty Dumpty supporters, the official Humpty Dumpty Twitter account shared these amazing two posters with their followers.

Which one is your favourite? If you’re on Twitter, let them know and tag @HumptyFilm, @TheAndrewGower and @StephenWalters in your tweet!

 

News on Humpty Dumpty Screening soon!

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Things are really moving fast now – only two months after Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters wrapped filming on their first joint venture, they announced today that soon they’ll be ready to share the news on the screening of Humpty Dumpty (now called Humpty Fu*king Dumpty) with the fans.

Almost two years ago, they announced their big announcement that they’re starting a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to finance their “passion project” in a similar way.

If you’re on Twitter, click the link and tell Andrew and Stephen how excited you are about Humpty Fu*king Dumpty!

 

Poldark S5 Still in Editing

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Mammoth Screens, the production company behind British period drama Poldark, took to Twitter today to explain the recent lack of updates:

Dearest fans, we know you are eagerly awaiting S5 news and exclusives. We promise they are coming but we’re still in the edit at this stage. There will be an official launch in due course…keep your eyes peeled for info on ‘s website 😉

We won’t take our eyes off of the BFI website and Twitter account to bring you any news on Poldark‘s final season and Andrew Gower as James Hadfield as soon as possible!

 

Humpty Dumpty goes into Editing

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The official Humpty Dumpty Twitter account shared this great BTS shot of Stephen Walters and Andrew as they’re entering the edit process on their short film about Tommy Quickly.

Good luck, Andrew & Stephen, and please keep us updated! We cannot wait to hear and see more!

 

It’s a Wrap on Humpty Dumpty!

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Andrew announced today on Twitter that he and Stephen Walters wrapped filming their documentary Humpty Dumpty about English singer Tommy Quickly, and they’re about to enter the editing process.

They will also send out the perks to their backers who supported Humpty Dumpty on Kickstarter.

Congratulations, Andrew and Stephen!

We cannot wait to see the finished product and are in no doubt that it will be an absolute treat with the two of you at the helm!

Humpty Dumpty News!

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After backers of Humpty Dumpty received an update via e-mail last week, Stephen Walters took to Twitter today to let everyone know that the “Tommy Quickley project is on its way” and promised a first look at his and Andrew’s upcoming documentary about the English singer soon.

Follow Humpty Film on Twitter for more updates! (but we’ll keep you updated here as well!)

 

Thank you from Andrew

Andrew gifted us with one of his rare tweets to thank all his fans (you!) for all the birthday love he received yesterday.

It was our absolute pleasure, Andrew, and we hope you had a great day!

Additionally to numerous tweets by fans from all over the world, Andrew was also greeted by some of his former co-stars, including Annette Badland (Midsomer Murders), Sophie Skelton and Caitriona Balfe (Outlander):