Every year, Carnival brings 100 million people out onto the streets in an unadulterated display of human expression. 

But beyond the costumes and confetti lies a hidden world of symbolism, competition and communities fighting to be heard. This is the untold story of the greatest parties on the planet.

Following a six-part, tension-building format similar to Last Chance U and Cheer – but with a subject matter that offers higher stakes and more depth, Carnival will weave intimate storytelling, vital historical insight and a visual spectacle that is compelling, addictive and educational.

Limited series. Currently in production, scheduled for release late 2024.

Directed by

Jacob Proud
Greg Hardes

Produced by

Mike Garrod
Lucie Horton

Executive Producers

Jacob Proud
Greg Hardes
Adele Reeves


Tom Elliott


Joe Young