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Sep 14, 2003 54m US
266 votes
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Drama

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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.

Title Carnivàle
First Air Date Sep 14, 2003
Last Air Date Mar 27, 2005
Episodes 24
Seasons 2
Companies 3 Arts Entertainment, HBO
Keywords carnival, surrealism, great depression, thriller, period drama, carny, circus freak, dark fantasy, freak show, 1930s