According to The Hollywood Reporter director/writer Guillermo del Toro is revisiting his planned fantasy feature A Killing on Carnival Row as a series on Amazon rather than a feature film. Del Toro will Co write the pilot with Travis Beacham and direct. The project had been in development hell in HollyWood since the spec script was picked up by New Line in 2005.
The story is a Fantasy/Noir and set in a city where humans fairies and other magical creatures co-exist. The plot centers on a detective investigating a string of serial murders targeting magical creatures only to find he’s become the prime suspect in the murders. With the explosion of genre TV in recent years and the increase in providers thanks to internet video streaming seemingly doomed projects such as this have a second shot.
No word when Carnival Row will premiere on Amazon as the project is still in early development.