We’re always trying to track what historical costume movies and TV shows are coming up. I always feel like we’ve Just Posted one of these, and then I go check and it’s been months. So, yay, we get some new stuff! As always, you can keep an eye on what’s forthcoming on our Upcoming Movies page! Editor’s note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, some theatrical releases are being rescheduled and some theater chains are temporarily closed, so please be patient as we update our Upcoming Movies page. Note that all dates for the U.S.
The Last Duel (Oct. 15)
King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel. With Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Jodie Cormer, and Matt Damon’s mullet. Costumes by Janty Yates.
The French Dispatch (Oct. 22)
A Wes Anderson film about an American newspaper in a fictional French city set during the 1960s-ish. Costumes by Milena Canonero.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (Nov. 5 on Amazon)
Passing (Nov. 10 on Netflix)
Mixed-race childhood friends reunite in adulthood and become involved with one another’s lives. Costumes by Marci Rodgers.
The Great season 2 (Nov. 19 on Hulu)
Mothering Sunday (Nov. 19)
A maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman. Costumes by Sandy Powell.
Benedetta (Dec. 3)
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair. Costumes by Pierre-Jean Larroque.
West Side Story (Dec. 10)
Remake of the 1950s musical. Costumes by Paul Tazewell.
The King’s Man (Dec. 22)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Dec. 25)
Cyrano (Dec. 31)
A musical based on the life of Cyrano de Bergerac starring Peter Dinklage. Costumes by Massimo Cantini Parrini.
All Creatures Great & Small season 2 (Jan. 9 on PBS)
Season 2 of the series about a 1930s Yorkshire vet. Costumes by Ros Little.
Death on the Nile (Feb. 11)
No U.S. Release Date Yet
Miniseries about the early years of Queen Elizabeth I. Costumes by Bartholomew Cariss.
Three-part miniseries about the final months of Boleyn‘s life. Costumes by Lynsey Moore.
Eiffel’s search for inspiration as he comes under pressure to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair. Costumes by Thierry Delettre.
Glow and Darkness
Series about the intertwined stories of Saladin, Emperor Barbarossa, Richard the Lionheart, Philip Augustus, Francis of Assisi, & Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Margrete: Queen of the North
Biopic of Margaret I of Denmark in the 1400s. Costumes by Manon Rasmussen.
About the relationship between Karen Blixen (author of Out of Africa) & poet Thorkild Bjørnvig in the 1940s. Costumes by Anne-Dorthe Eskildsen.
Paris Police 1900
Paris, France, 1899. The corpse of an unknown woman is found in the river Seine. The investigation will push a young ambitious inspector to discover a heavy state secret. Costumes by Anaïs Romand.
The story of the tumultuous marriage between actress Patricia Neal and renowned writer Roald Dahl in the 1960s. Costumes by Suzie Harman.
Which of these films or TV series are you most excited about?