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Guillermo Del Toro’s spooky series A Killing on Carnival Row heading to Amazon?

January 10th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Another Guillermo Del Toro TV series? Where do we sign?

It looks like Pacific Rim’s witer Travis Beacham’s script, A Killing on Carnival Row, is set to be, not the movie it was written as, but a TV series on Amazon which will be produced by FTN favourite Del Toro, who will also co-write the pilot episode and possibly direct the opener too.

It will also be produced by Gary Unger; the two produce The Strain as well.

“The story takes place in a city named the Burgue, which exists in the future, but is a bit like 18th century London. Humans live side-by-side with other creatures, and a killer stalks the streets of a neighborhood called Carnival Row inhabited by faeries working in brothels. The murderer is killing faeries, cutting off their wings and leaving telltale puncture wounds in their necks.”

So, it certainly feels like something Del Toro would be all over; the script was originally written in 2011 for him to direct but time and the other 500 movies* he’s attacted to got in the way.

Word is Del Toro is very excited to make the movie into an ongoing series. We certainly are excited to see what becomes of it.

Source: THR


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….