Carnivale is a short-lived television series that aired in 2003 and ran for two seasons.
The series creator, Daniel Knauf, is well known for his less conventional creative writing skills and has gone on to write many television series since.
It has been rumoured that he has presented ideas that have been so unusual to studio’s that they have flat out rejected them.
The series follows a carnival which travels around the dust bowl in the depression era. It is a wonderous mystery, which at times can be grating and even horrifying but it is one that I could not tear my eyes away from.
Carnivale will definitely not be for everyone but if you love creative writing. a bit of fantasy,magic and don’t mind period pieces then this will be worth checking out at least once.
I give this series 5 stars for originality, because how often is it these days that stories come to life on the little screen.