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.
DEAR GOD HOW HAS IT BEEN FIVE MONTHS SINCE WE RAN ONE OF THESE WHEN WILL THEY LET US OUT pantpant* (Side note: Stay inside! Wear masks! We’re just ranting!)
The Secret Garden (Aug. 7)
Waiting for the Barbarians (Aug. 7)
“A Magistrate working in a distant outpost begins to question his loyalty to the empire.” With Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, and Robert Pattinson. Costumes by Carlo Poggioli.
Tesla (Aug. 21)
Biopic of Nikola Tesla as a young man in NYC. Costumes by Sofija Mesicek.
The Personal History of David Copperfield (Aug. 28)
The King’s Man (September 18)
No U.S. Release Date
A Suitable Boy (TBA 2020 on Netflix)
A six-part series about a university student coming of age in North India in 1951. Costumes by Arjun Bhasin.
The Book of Vision (TBA 2020)
“Eva, a mysterious doctor, is searching for an answer to her urgent dilemma, as she unravels the secrets of 18th-century physician Dr. Anmuth and his patients through studying his Book of Vision.”
De Gaulle (TBA 2020)
Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Costumes by Sergio Ballo & Anaïs Romand.
The Last Vermeer (TBA 2020)
An artist is suspected of selling a valuable painting to the Nazis, but there is more to the story than meets the eye. Costumes by Guy Speranza.
The Luminaries (TBA 2020)
“Adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand’s 1860’s gold rush. Costumes by Edward K. Gibbon.
Mulan (TBA 2020)
A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action film based on Disney’s Mulan. Costumes by Bina Daigeler.
Radium Girls (TBA 2020)
“In the 1920s a group of factory workers advocate for safer work conditions after some of their colleagues become ill from radium exposure.” Costumes by Sylvia Grieser.
The Spanish Princess (TBA 2020 on Starz)
Season 2 shows Catherine of Aragon & Henry VIII married, happy, & ruling England. Costumes by Phoebe de Gaye.
The War of the Worlds (TBA 2020)
“In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy’s attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.” Costumes by Howard Burden.
Blithe Spirit (TBA 2021)
A spiritualist (Judi Dench) accidentally summons the spirit of a writer’s (Dan Stevens) deceased first wife. Based on the Noël Coward play.
Janelle Monáe stars in a thriller/horror film that appears to bridge the present day with pre-Civil War slavery. Costumes by Mary Zophres.
Casanova, Last Love
Season 4: an African American crime syndicate goes to war with the Italian mafia in Kansas City, Missouri during the 1950s. Costumes by J.R. Hawbaker.
Which of these films/TV shows are you most excited about?