Deadline has reported that Amazon Prime series Carnival Row (starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne) has finally finished filming it’s second season in the Czech Republic. The shoot began last November and was paused in March due to a COVID-19 shutdowns in the country (and pretty much everywhere).
Variety and Deadline both reported that Carnival Row only had 2 weeks of shooting left in the second season when they stopped in March, and it appears they resumed filming in late July/early August per a post from a Prague based extras agency. We have heard that the extra protocols due to COVID-19 would make the shoots a bit longer, approximately half a week added for every week expected, so this sounds about right to me.
This is excellent news for Carnival Row fans certainly, and potentially good news for Marvel fans as well that the series seems to have completed relatively quickly and without having to shut down again due to the virus. Many of you will recall the shut down occurred while Falcon and The Winter Soldier was trying to film some key scenes in the Czech Republic when it had to shut down production and leave the country. While we’ve heard rumors about different plans being made to try to get at least part of the production back to Prague to finish up, we have also heard that it is not absolutely necessary for them to return due to it being possible to film certain scenes elsewhere. Only time will tell in this very uncertain time. It would be a pity to miss out on those beautiful Prague sets they had planned tho!