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!
Hidden Figures: January 6
“A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.”
Taboo: January 10 on FX
My boyfriend Tom Hardy “as adventurer James Keziah Delaney, who builds his own shipping empire in the early 1800s.”
Live by Night: January 13
A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime. Directed by/starring Ben Affleck.
Silence: January 13
17th-century Jesuit priests travel to Japan as missionaries. Starring Liam Neeson, directed by Martin Scorcese, costumes by Sandy Powell.
Victoria: January 17 on PBS
“The early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.” Rufus Sewell plays Lord Marlborough. Check out our detailed preview post!
Frontier: January 20 on Netflix
The North American fur trade in the late 18th century, starring hottie Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones.
Mercy Street (season 2): January 22 on PBS
US Civil War 1860s hospital what-have-you. Let’s hope this is an improvement over the first season!
Z: The Beginning of Everything: January 27 on Amazon
Christina Ricci as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, a Southern Belle who becomes the Jazz-Age iconic flapper. We reviewed the first episode and quite liked it!
Tulip Fever: February 24
“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.
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters: March 26 on PBS
Trystan is our resident Bronte fan, and I know she’s going to be all over this one!
Cézanne et moi: March 31
Two of French culture’s legends, the novelist Emile Zola and post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne.
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 (Trystan’s also super-excited 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.”
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: May 12
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. I’d probably kill people too if I had to wear that bonnet.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: May 26
Yes, there’s another one coming. Yawn.
Wonder Woman: June 2
Set during World War I! We reviewed the first trailer, here’s the second:
Coming Sometime in 2016
Swallows and Amazons
Adaptation of a 1930s children’s book.
Ralph Fiennes stars in this adaptation of a Russian stage play: “A headstrong young woman is married to land baron. Her feelings for her son’s tutor become a complex web of unrequited love.” This was released in September 2017 in the UK — hoping it makes it’s way to the US!
Which of these historical costume movies or TV shows are you most excited about? Let us know if you know of any trailers we missed in the comments!