Rousts 'Carnivale' For Second Season
Zap2It (December 12, 2003)
Fans of "Carnivale" will have more
time to figure out what the hell's going on
in the series.
HBO has ordered a second
season of the show, according to the Hollywood
Reporter. Production on the next batch of 13
episodes is scheduled to begin in the spring
for a premiere date late next year.
The moody, complex series
follows the crew of a Depression-era traveling
carnival that includes Ben Hawkins (Nick Stahl),
a young man with special gifts, and, in a parallel
story, a preacher named Brother Justin Crowe
(Clancy Brown) who believes God speaks directly
to him. Hawkins and Crowe seem to be tied to
one another, but the series has yet to make
averaged a little more than 3.5 million viewers
in its first season, which coincided with the
broadcast networks' fall launch. That's well
below the ratings for HBO stalwarts "The
Sopranos," "Sex and the City"
and "Six Feet Under," but on a par
with "The Wire," which will return
for a third season next year.
Daniel Knauf ("Wolf
Lake") created the series, which also stars
Amy Madigan, Clea DuVall, Michael J. Anderson
and Tim DeKay.