We’re always trying to track what historical costume movies and TV shows are coming up. Spring was thin, but while summer isn’t exactly Historical Costume Drama season, there’s a ton of trailers out for summer, fall, and beyond. As always, you can keep an eye on what’s forthcoming on our Upcoming Movies page!
Damsel (June 22)
Circa 1870, Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope.
Woman Walks Ahead (June 29)
In the 1890s, Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain) travels to paint Sitting Bull’s portrait and gets involved in the Lakota struggle over land rights.
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (July on BritBox)
Two characters from the original Bletchley Circle series travel to 1956 America and join forces with two U.S. codebreakers to tackle a string of murder cases.
Anne with an E season 2 (July 6 on Netflix)
Christopher Robin (Aug. 3)
Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life; costumes by Jenny Beavan, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Aug. 10)
A writer (Lily James) forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
The Little Stranger (Aug. 31)
Spooky story set in an English mansion in 1948, adapted from a Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith) novel.
Poldark season 4 (Sept. 30 on PBS)
The Happy Prince (Oct. 5)
Rupert Everett writes, directs, and stars in this Oscar Wilde biopic.
Versailles season 3 (Oct. 6 on Ovation)
First Man (Oct. 12)
Biopic of Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Outlander season 4 (November on Starz)
Robin Hood (Nov. 21)
Yet another “gritty” reboot with WTF costumes.
Mary Poppins Returns (Dec. 25)
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Starring Emily Blunt, costumes by Sandy Powell.
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The Aspern Papers
Adaptation of a Henry James novel, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson, set in 1885 Venice.
The Current War
Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch as “Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.” It’s been on hold due to the whole Weinstein company crisis.
A blind pianist living in 18th-century Vienna forms an extraordinary relationship with the physician who is trying to restore her sight.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
An advertising executive jumps back and forth in time between 21st-century London and 17th-century La Mancha, where Don Quixote mistakes him for Sancho Panza.
A woman moves to live with her new husband in 17th-century Amsterdam, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems. Starring Romola Garai; costumes by Joanna Eatwell.
A new adaptation of the Thackeray classic.
The Woman in White
A TV miniseries adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ classic gothic novel.
Which of these are you most excited for?