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.


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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