1934, America. The Dustbowl. A fugitive named Ben Hawkins finds refuge within a traveling carnival comprised of a tarot card reader and her catatonic/telekinetic mother, a blind mentalist, a bearded lady, and conjoined twins, amongst others. The carnival is owned by the mysterious and unseen Management, who has designs on the young Hawkins, for the boy is concealing an untapped gift: he can heal the lame and raise the dead--at a price. Ben also finds himself disturbed by cryptic and prophetic dreams, which he shares with a Methodist preacher in California, Brother Justin Crowe. Brother Justin, convinced by his dreams he is following God's will, has begun to practice his own extraordinary talents, although the preacher's plans increasingly lead to disturbing and tragic consequences. In this "last great age of magic," Ben Hawkins and Justin Crowe are moving toward a great conflict between Good and Evil, although it not yet clear on which sides these men will stand. Written by
Into each generation is born a creature of light and a creature of darkness.
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Did You Know?
The intro at the beginning of each show is so intricate and complex it took months to assemble. See more
When Iris Crowe kneels by Rev. Norman Balthus' bed in season 2, you can see the elastic of the fitted bottom sheet. Fitted bed sheets were not invented until 1959. See more
[Ben, unbeknownst to him, is translating Latin
"In hoc signo vinces." By this sign you will conquer.
When did you learn Latin?
You better hurry up and get born, kid.