Carnivale: Season 1

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Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing... More

Where to watch Carnivale: Season 1

Carnivale: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now... More on Google TV and Apple TV Store and Foxtel and Binge.

Carnivale: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1


Ben reluctantly joins the carnival after the bank forecloses on... More 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.

Episode 1.2

After the Ball Is Over

Ben uncovers a piece of his past as a result... More 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.

Episode 1.3


Ben is the main attraction when Samson refashions the carnival... More 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.

Episode 1.4

Black Blizzard

Jones looks to management when the crew turns mutinous. Appolonia... More is displeased with Sofie's romantic tastes. Justin faces a difficult choice between his congregations. Ben is tested by Lodz.



Samson tries to improve the troupe's spirits with a night... More of revelry. Ben has an enlightening experience at the bottom of a mineshaft. A group of miners is anxious for entertainment.


Pick a Number

Revenge-minded carnies practice their own form of retribution. Justin encounters... More a group of hobos on his journey of self-discovery. Ben returns from another strange experience.


The River

After a recent tragedy, Stumpy and Rita Sue debate their... More future in the carnival. In her brother's absence, Iris receives help from a radio reporter. Ben helps Ruthie with her act.


Lonnigan, Texas

Lodz disagrees with Samson's decision to send Ben on a... More business trip for the carnival. A radio-show host tries to help find a wandering Justin. Sofie considers a career change.



Ben tries to escape his dreams by staying awake. Iris... More uses a radio ally to help locate Justin. Samson goes back to the drawing board to increase business.


Hot and Bothered

Ben and Samson go in search of the mysterious Scudder.... More Sofie accuses her mother of foul play. Lodz waits patiently for Ben for fall asleep. Justin returns to Mintern with a new plan.


Day of the Dead

Rita Sue teaches a newcomer a few tricks of the... More trade. Balthus is nervous about Tommy Dolan's allegations. Lodz gets approval from Management to help Ben.


The Day That Was the Day

A distraught Ben finally meets with Management. In California, Balthus... More and Justin deal with the tragic undercurrents of their ministry. Stumpy and Rita Sue try to save their marriage. Samson must think fast when the law comes to the carnival.

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