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.Carnivàle featuring Michael J. Anderson and Adrienne Barbeau has one or more episodes streaming on HBO, streaming with subscription on Prime Video, available for purchase on iTunes, and 6 others. It's a drama and fantasy show with 24 episodes over 2 seasons. Carnivàle is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.5 (38,093 votes).
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Season 1Prime Video | HBO | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 15, 2003
Milfay Sep 15, 2003 Ben reluctantly joins the carnival after the bank forecloses on his family's Oklahoma farm. Brother Justin has a bizarre encounter with a poor parishioner. Sofie has a run-in at a small-town gas station.
S01 E02Sep 22, 2003
After the Ball Is Over Sep 22, 2003 Ben uncovers a piece of his past as a result of Jones' sense of humor. Justin tries to persuade a parishioner to make a deal in real estate. Sofie endures a frightening mishap involving her mother. Samson changes the carnival's course.
S01 E03Sep 29, 2003
Tipton Sep 29, 2003 Ben is the main attraction when Samson refashions the carnival as a religious revival to satisfy a town's moral underpinnings. Justin has a powerful ally in a fight against city hall. Sofie accompanies Ben on a journey into his past.
S01 E04Oct 6, 2003
Black Blizzard Oct 6, 2003 Jones looks to management when the crew turns mutinous. Appolonia is displeased with Sofie's romantic tastes. Justin faces a difficult choice between his congregations. Ben is tested by Lodz.
S01 E05Oct 13, 2003
Babylon Oct 13, 2003 Samson tries to improve the troupe's spirits with a night of revelry. Ben has an enlightening experience at the bottom of a mineshaft. A group of miners is anxious for entertainment.
S01 E06Oct 20, 2003
Pick a Number Oct 20, 2003 Revenge-minded carnies practice their own form of retribution. Justin encounters a group of hobos on his journey of self-discovery. Ben returns from another strange experience.
S01 E07Oct 27, 2003
The River Oct 27, 2003 After a recent tragedy, Stumpy and Rita Sue debate their future in the carnival. In her brother's absence, Iris receives help from a radio reporter. Ben helps Ruthie with her act.
Season 2Prime Video | HBO | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jan 10, 2005
Los Moscos Jan 10, 2005 The Dust Bowl circus troupe deals with the fallout from a fatal fire and, in California, Brother Justin reaches new converts on the radio. Lila wonders what happened to Lodz. Ben takes off to find Scudder.
S02 E02Jan 17, 2005
Alamogordo, NM Jan 17, 2005 The troupe sends out search parties when a distraught Sofie goes missing. Justin and Iris welcome a new housekeeper. Samson accuses Stumpy of skimming. Ben visits an old acquaintance of Scudder's in New Mexico.
S02 E03Jan 24, 2005
Ingram, TX Jan 24, 2005 Dolan continues his quest to get to the bottom of the Ministry arson. Gabriel gets into the act with Ruthie, who experiences another supernatural vision. Ben happens upon some distant relatives.
S02 E04Jan 31, 2005
Old Cherry Blossom Road Jan 31, 2005 Lila hasn't given up trying to find out what happened to the missing Lodz. Iris begs her brother not to harbor so many secrets. Jones finds new work for Sofie. Balthus sees another display of Justin's power.
S02 E05Feb 7, 2005
Creed, OK Feb 7, 2005 After a conversation with Ruthie, Sofie reaches out to Ben; Stumpy wagers on an important fight. Dolan puts pressure on Justin, who sees things in a new light after receiving a mysterious gift. Stroud's quest to find Ben continues.
S02 E06Feb 14, 2005
The Road to Damascus Feb 14, 2005 Samson runs into an old acquaintance when the troupe crosses paths with another carnival. Rita Sue's business decisions give Stumpy fits. Justin and Iris struggle with a tough sermon. Libby's honor is in need of defense.
S02 E07Feb 21, 2005
Damascus, NE Feb 21, 2005 Stroud is closing in on Ben, who pays a visit to a run-down hotel. Justin and Iris pacify a bishop with a good meal. Sabina shares her secrets with Libby; the troupe is concerned about Sofie. Jones gets a favor from Libby.