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Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row: Cast & Character Guide (with Spoilers)

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A character guide for Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row featuring cast members names, character descriptions, storylines, and noteworthy information.


Information is updated as new episodes are released/ watched, and images changed as better ones are captured.

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General Information

Network
Amazon Prime
Creator(s)René Echevarria, Travis Beacham
Air DateAugust 30, 2019 – Present
Genre(s)Fantasy
StatusActive
  • Guilders is the currency of Burgue, and perhaps the human world.
  • It’s the 7th century as of season 1
  • One of the traditions of Pixie widows is to have a braid dedicated to the one they lost.

Social Media

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Official Website

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Notable Locations

Ignota

A continent.

Tirnanoc

The continent the fae come from, of which one of the territories we’re introduced to of their’s is Anoun.

Anoun

Kingdom of Anoun as Philo and the dragoons traverse its highlands.

Anoun is a highland area kingdom where Vignette and Philo met.

Port Moradoon

A major port on the continent of Tirnanoc

Burgue

A major human city, on the continent of Mesogea, which is at a difficult time in its history thanks to the influx of beings known as pixies and critch.

Additional Information About Burgue
  • It’s a republic and Balefire Hall is where its parliament like government meets.

Carnival Row

A section of Burgue where many Critch, Pixie, Centaur, and more live, work and struggle to survive. It’s considered the bad part of the city yet many, even the upper class, go there for things only those of Tirnanoc can make.

Tetterby Hotel

Though called a hotel, Tetterby is actually a pixie brothel.

The Crossing

A high-class area of Burgue.

Bleakness Keep

Bleakness Keep seen at night.

A fort-like prison where Darius is currently held.

Light of the Martyr – Foundling Home

The place where Darius and Philo met and grew up together as orphans.


Noteworthy Events

The Republic of Burgue vs. The Fae

A depiction of the war.

The war which began with humanities discovery of what was once thought of as fantasy beings which decimated Tirnanoc.

The Last Pact Advance

When the group known as “The Pact” took over Tirnanoc after the humans mostly left.

Unseelie Jack’s Assaults

Every three weeks, a sailor, who the Critch coined the name of “Unseelie Jack” for, would viciously hurt people. At least, until Philo stopped him.

The Murder of Aisling

The first notable death in the series by a Darkasher.

The Sequester Of Fae To Carnival Row

One of the first major acts Jonah puts in place as Chancellor which limits the fae community to Carnival Row.


Groups & Organizations

The Pact

What appears to be humans, using wolves, perhaps werewolves, to subjugate other creatures.

The Black Raven

A Pixie gang which does illegal activities for money, is led by Dahlia, and is anti-leggers to a point.


Terms & Other Information To Know

Darkasher

Something of the like of Frankenstein’s monster which is a mix of two beings brought to life.

Kingdoms of the Moon

A centuries-old story, modernized in the 7th century, which tells the story of a half-fae human seeking out her parents.

Tain Treaty

This is the treaty that ended the war with the Kingdom of Anoun and Burgue.

Critch/ Puck

Critch is the common, derogatory, term for the fae. However, when people, humanity mostly, want to be really offensive, they call Critch Pucks. Well, specifically is they are faun.

Faan-Troigh

A nicer word than leggers for humans.

Sparrowhawk

Those who sought out fae and pixies to become indentured servants for humanity

Kobolds

Tiny little fae, no bigger than a person’s hand, which are often kept as pets.

Lixer

A popular, but illegal, substance that is addictive.

Leggers

What Pixies, like Dahlia, call humans as a derogatory term.

Skipjack

A job Agreus once had in which he’d hunt indentured servants who tried to not fulfill their contracts.


Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom and Ilian Gergisak)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Some Dark God Wakes”

A veteran in humanities war against those who lived on Tirnanoc, Philo now works as an inspector who is far kinder to Critch, Pixies, and others than his peers. Which, in Burgue, makes him quite unpopular. Especially since the case he is working on, against Unseelie Jack, leads him to accuse his peers.

Additional Information About Philo

  • Is half-fae, but his wings were cut off as a child.

Vignette (Cara Delevingne)

Vignette (Cara Delevingne) about to enter a room of treasures.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Some Dark God Wakes”

A sparrowhawk when we meet her, we later learn Vignette was part of the war in some capacity. Also, after the war was over, she was left with no family and a very limited few she could honestly call her friends.

Additional Information About Vignette

  • Before becoming a sparrowhawk, Vignette was a sworn steward of a sacred library holding texts which dated back centuries.
  • Goes by the nickname Vini – at least this is what she allows Tourmaline call her.

Portia Fyfe (Maeve Demody)

Portia Fyfe (Maeve Demody) dismayed by the presence of Philo.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Some Dark God Wakes”

Portia, often noted as Ms. Fyfe, has known Philo for at least a year and has grown fond of him. However, he keeps a wall up with her and pushes the idea that all she may ever be to him is a lay and nothing more.

Additional Information About Portia

  • She is a widow and has been for 7 years – meaning she likely lost her husband in the war.

Imogen (Tamzin Merchant)

Imogen (Tamzin Merchant) looking at Vignette.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Some Dark God Wakes”

A rich, annoying, and vain girl, of the age 22, who ends up being the person Vignette works for to pay off her passage.

Additional Information About Imogen


Ezra (Andrew Gower)

Ezra as Imogen leaves port with Agreus.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Some Dark God Wakes”

Imogen’s brother who controls the family’s finances. Which seems to be geared towards shipping.

Additional Information About Ezra

  • We learn 10K was left to be dispensed to him and his sister a year and with the crashing of Deliverance, the ship Vignette was on, they nearly lost everything.

Agreus (David Gyasi)

Agreus (David Gyasi) greeting his guests.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Some Dark God Wakes”

An upwardly mobile Critch who moves into Ezra and Imogen’s neighborhood, to the dismay of Imogen.

Additional Information About

  • Is from New Freehold formerly, and ancestors were miners.
  • Was an indentured servant for 5 years and worked as a Skipjack during that time.

Unseelie Jack (Matthew Gravelle)

Unseelie Jack (Matthew Gravelle) before being discovered by Philo.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Some Dark God Wakes”

A sailor who, every time he returns to the Burgue, assaults a fae. Making him a fearsome figure that strikes fear amongst many.

Additional Information About Unseelie Jack


Aisling (Erika Starkova and Veronika Mackova)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Aisling”

A singer, who has fallen out of favor in recent years, who ends up murdered.

Additional Information About Aisling

  • Her age, per Sylvanus, is estimated to be around 90 and it is noted she was once pregnant.

Afissa (Tracey Wilkinson)

Afissa (Tracey Wilkinson) in a living room.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Aisling”

Ezra and Imogen’s lead housekeeper who quite likes her job and is willing to betray other fae to protect it.

Additional Information About Afissa


Absalom (Jared Harris)

Absalam (Jared Harris) looking exasperated.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Aisling”

Chancellor Absalom Breakspear has a minor majority in parliament and is under constant pressure from his opposition, Proctor Longerbane.

Additional Information About Absalom

  • He is the one who began and ended the war against the Fae and has allowed for them to immigrate into human society.
  • Is from Hinterlands.


Jonah (Arty Froushan)

Jonah (Arty Froushan) in Balefire Hall.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Aisling”

Piety and Absalom’s son who isn’t necessarily living up to the prophecy Piety’s family witch, Haruspex, had.

Additional Information About Jonah

  • Frequents Tetterby Hotel.

Piety (Indira Varma)

Piety (Indira Varma) speaking to Haruspex.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Aisling”

The Chancellor’s wife, and mother to Jonah, but so much more. For while her husband might be in parliament pulling strings, it seems Piety has ambitions of her own and isn’t afraid to use underhanded tactics to reach her goals.

Additional Information About Piety


Haruspex (Alice Krige)

Haruspex (Alice Krige) after it is revealed she lied for Piety.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Aisling”

A witch that Piety family has used for more than a generation, who is able to foresee the future – at a price.

Additional Information About Haruspex


Sylvanus (Wil Johnson)

Sylvanus (Wil Johnson) talking to Philo about Aisling's autopsy.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Aisling”

A carnival row butcher who formerly did autopsies and is the person Philo goes to when the coroner refuses him.

Additional Information About Sylvanus


Tourmaline (Karla Crome)

Tourmaline (Karla Crome) talking to Vignette.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Aisling”

A Poet Laurette, now sex worker, who works in the Tetterby Hotel and is one of Vignette’s closest friends in Burgue.

Additional Information About Tourmaline

  • Has long had a close relationship with Vignette, perhaps even romantic at a time.

Dahlia (Chilie Pirrie)

Dahlia (Chlie Pirrie) speaking to Vignette.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Aisling”

Leader of the Black Raven, and someone who is very anti-humanity. Especially their subjugation of the fae, specifically Pixies.

Additional Information About Dahlia

  • At one time, she was working as a Lady’s Hand but has since left that occupation.

Darius (Ariyon Bakare)

Darius (Ariyon Bakare) after fending off a werewolf.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Kingdoms of the Moon”

A veteran like Philo, who worked under the same commander, that was stricken by the Wolf’s Curse. Leading to him now being held within the Bleakness Keep.

Additional Information About Darius


Mima Roosan (Badria Timimi)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Kingdoms of the Moon”

A spiritual leader, and a maternal figure to Vignette.

Additional Information About Mima Roosan

  • She is the one who delivered the message, on Philo’s behalf, that he died in a Pact bombing.

Ritter Longerbane (Ronan Vibert)

Ritter (Ronan Vibert) listening to his progressive daughter.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Joining of Unlike Things”

Proctor Longerbane is Absalom main political opponent and is very anti-fae.

Additional Information About Ritter


Sophie Longerbane (Caroline Ford)

Sophie (Caroline Ford) talking to her dad about going to college.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Joining of Unlike Things”

Ritter’s daughter who is much more adventurous and ambitious than what is expected of her. In fact, she speaks of being one of the first women to go to college and become something more.

Additional Information About Sophie


Hamlyn (Dejan Bucin)

Hamlyn (Dejan Bucin) being seen as Vignette is warned about him.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Joining of Unlike Things”

An associate of Tourmaline who acts as Vignette’s in to get acquainted with Dahlia and the Black Raven.

Additional Information About Hamlyn


Mima Sawsaan (Mina Andala)

Mima Sawsaan (Mina Andala) talking to Philo.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Joining of Unlike Things”

A holy person who comes into Philo’s life after the death of Aisling and becomes an adviser to him when it comes to the magical and superstitious aspects of the fae.

Additional Information About Mima Saesaan


Dr. Mornage (Gregory Gudgeon)

Dr. Mornage (Gregory Gudgeon) checking what is the sound he hears upstairs.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Grieve No More”

The coroner who, infamously when it comes to Philo, rarely, if ever, assists with any of his murder cases. Yet, despite their relationship in modern times, Philo and him have a much deeper connection than he knows.

Additional Information About Dr. Mornage


Runyan (Simon McBurney)

Runyan (Simon McBurney) during a performance.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Grieve No More”

A performer of sorts, and friend to Aisling, he uses Kobolds to tell stories, be it news or otherwise, to make his living.

Additional Information About Runyan


Quill (Scott Reid) & Cabal (Theo Barklem-Biggs)

Quill (Scott Reid) & Cabal (Theo Barklem-Biggs) talking about how humans will never understand them.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Unaccompanied Fae”

Quill and Cabal are two religious fauns who have a strong religious belief focused on “The Hidden One.”

Additional Information About Quill & Cabal


Sergeant Dombey (Jamie Harris)

Sargent Dombey (Jamie Harris) arresting Philo.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Unaccompanied Fae”

Philo’s rival who long has had it in for him. Especially since Philo is far more lenient on the fae population and has decked Dombey once and only got a slap on the wrist for doing so.

Additional Information About Sargent Dombey


Constable Berwick (Waj Ali)

Constable Berwick (Waj Ali) warning Philo that members of the force may try to kill him.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “The World To Come”

Constable Berwick, unlike most of Philo’s peers, isn’t racist against the fae and seems a bit more willing to be fair in his police work. Making him often Philo’s only ally on the force.

Additional Information About Constable Berwick


Magistrate Flute (Mark Lewis Jones)

Magistrate Flute (Mark Lewis Jones) looking upset.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “The World To Come”

Philo’s boss who is anti-fae and, like many of his peers, only cares about them when they are becoming a nuisance and making his team look bad.

Additional Information About Magistrate Flute


Kaine (Jay Ali)

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Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 2

A Faerie allied with the Black Raven criminal gang, alongside Delevingne’s Vignette

Additional Information About Kaine

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