We’re always trying to track what historical costume movies and TV shows are coming up. Here’s a round-up of currently available trailers, sorted by American release date. As always, you can keep an eye on what’s forthcoming on our Upcoming Movies page!
Harlots: March 29 on Hulu
“Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.” TV series starring Jessica Brown Findlay, check out our preview post!
The Zookeeper’s Wife: March 31
Jessica Chastain as one of “the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.”
Cézanne et moi: March 31
Two of France’s cultural legends, the novelist Emile Zola and post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne.
Home Fires (final season): April 2 on PBS
Sorry, we were unimpressed by the first season of this British-women-during-World War II series.
A Quiet Passion: April 14
Biopic of Emily Dickinson starring Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Ehle.
The White Princess: April 16 on Starz
TV miniseries about Elizabeth of York, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, and from the same people who brought you The White Queen. We got ranty about this.
The Lost City of Z: April 21
“In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned.”
The Promise: April 28
A love triangle set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire (pre-WWI) during the Armenian Genocide.
Voice From the Stone: April 28
A Hitchcockian fairy-tale set in 1950s Tuscany, starring Emilia Clarke.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: May 2
Feature film version of the classic Sir Lancelot story.
Dark Angel: May 21 on PBS
Downton Abbey‘s Joanne Froggatt stars as Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: May 26
Johnny Depp needs money?
Wonder Woman: June 2
Set during World War I! We reviewed the first trailer, here’s the “origin” trailer:
The Exception: June 2
“During the 1940 invasion of the Netherlands, a lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and a young Jewish Dutch woman with consequences that neither they nor the Kaiser himself could have foreseen.” Starring Lily James.
(Clip, not a trailer):
My Cousin Rachel: June 9
Victorian mystery-romance based on a Daphne du Maurier novel, starring Rachel Weisz.
The Beguiled: June 30
A Union soldier is held captive in a Confederate girl boarding school, and begins to con himself to each of their hearts. Directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning.
Lady Macbeth: July 14
A young bride is sold into marriage to a middle-aged man in the mid-19th century.
Tulip Fever: August 25
“A 17th-century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.” Starring Alicia Vikander. Check out our detailed trailer breakdown.
And coming sometime in 2017:
TV series reboot of Anne of Green Gables.
Set in 1940, eight-part period drama The Halcyon tells the story of a “bustling and glamorous” five-star hotel at the center of London society and a world at war.
TV series about young Shakespeare’s arrival in 1580s London — “when theatre was like rock and roll.”
Know of any historical costume movie/TV trailers we missed? Post ’em in the comments!