Carnivàle (2003)

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery, Drama
  • Creator: Daniel Knauf
  • First Air Date: 2003-09-14
  • Last Air Date: 2005-03-27
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 24
  • Status: Canceled
  • Episode Runtime: 54 min.
  • Production Company: 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Networks: HBO
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Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle between free will and destiny; the storyline mixes Christian theology with gnosticism and Masonic lore, particularly that of the Knights Templar.

  • Keywords: carnival, surrealism, great depression, period drama, carny, circus freak, freak show, 1930s
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    Carnivàle Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    3 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2003-09-14
    12 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2005-01-09
    12 Episodes

    Carnivàle Episodes

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    • Michael J. Anderson

      as Samson
    • Adrienne Barbeau

      as Ruthie
    • Clancy Brown

      as Brother Justin
    • Debra Christofferson

      as Lila
    • Tim DeKay

      as Clayton Jones
    • Clea DuVall

      as Sofie
    • Cynthia Ettinger

      as Rita Sue Dreifuss
    • Carla Gallo

      as Libby Dreifuss
    • Toby Huss

      as Stumpy Dreifuss
    • Amy Madigan

      as Iris Crowe
    • Nick Stahl

      as Ben Hawkins
    • Brian Turk

      as Gabriel
    • Ralph Waite

      as Norman Belthus
    • John Fleck

      as Gecko
    • Blake Shields

      as Osgood
    • John Carroll Lynch

      as Varlyn Stroud
    Production Howard Klein Producer
    Production Ronald D. Moore Producer