OK, these are the top five historical costume movies and TV shows I’M looking forward to in 2016! We know that Downton Abbey is done for, Outlander will head to France for its second season, and no date has been set for Poldark Part 2: Pantsless Scything. But of the movies and series we do know that are on the horizon, I’m particularly interested in these ones.
You can look through our Upcoming Frock Flicks list and pick your own!
Love and Friendship – January 26, 2016*
I put an asterisk on this opening date because the movie premiers at the Sundance Film Festival in January but doesn’t yet have a wide-release date. Still, I hope we’ll see this film based on a Jane Austen novella in theaters before the the year’s end. Maybe this serious Austen movie will balance out the silly Pride + Prejudice + Zombies (coming in February 2016).
Tale of Tales – April 22, 2016
This looks SO GOOD! Well, to me, anyway. And for every other goth who loves 16th-century Spanish costume and fairy-tale / horror mash-ups. So all three of us can go to the theater together and have a killer time.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 18, 2016
Finally, just what the world needed, a proper crossover between Harry Potter and historical costume drama! Let’s hit 1920s New York with magic, it’s gonna be awesome.
Tulip Fever – 2016
I really know nothing about this movie except it has some epic ruffs! Set in 17th-century Amsterdam, the flick premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, blah blah blah, I just want to see more of these mega ruffs. This costume is practically a museum reproduction, and I’m loving it.
Versailles – 2016
This TV miniseries aired in France late in 2015 and has been picked up by the BBC to be broadcast in early 2016. So realistically, we have no idea if / when it will hit the states. Considering how the preview vids emphasize all the sex and politics, the show could be fabulous or super trashy a la Showtime’s The Tudors. The costumes, however, look a step above.
These are my five — what upcoming historical costume movies and TV shows are you excited about seeing in 2016?