Carnivàle (2003)

Into each generation is born a creature of light and a creature of darkness.

  • 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
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • 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: tarot cards, carnival, striptease, great depression, surrealism, period drama, carny, dust bowl, reverend, circus freak, dark fantasy, dark secret, freak show, 1930s, supernatural power
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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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    • Nick Stahl

      as Ben Hawkins
    • Clancy Brown

      as Brother Justin
    • Michael J. Anderson

      as Samson
    • Adrienne Barbeau

      as Ruthie
    • 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
    • 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