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!
The Man Who Invented Christmas
After a series his books have been flops, Charles Dickens decides to write and self-publish “A Christmas Carol.” With Dan Stephens (formerly of Downton Abbey) as Dickens.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
A housewife in the early 1960s decides to become a stand-up comic. Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who also created Gilmore Girls and Bunheads, which means I am 100% down. Costumes by Donna Zakowska. Showing on Amazon.
TV series about the final days of Knights Templar during the 14th century. Costumes by Diana Cilliers. Airing on the History Channel.
The Crown season 2
The second season of this TV series takes Queen Elizabeth II’s reign into the 1960s. Starring Claire Foy; costumes by Michele Clapton. Showing on Netflix.
In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory, with Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. I really hope the movie is going to be more cognizant of the Native American side of things than the trailer shows… This is the limited release date, it should go wide in 2018.
The Greatest Showman
An original musical inspired by the life of circus promoter P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman.
The Phantom Thread
A fashion designer (Daniel Day-Lewis) in 1950s London is commissioned to design for members of high society and the royal family.
January 14, 2018
Victoria season 2
Jenna Coleman returns as Queen Victoria. Airs on PBS. Costumes designed by Rosalind Ebbutt.
TV series set in the 1920s underworld of Germany’s Weimar Republic. Airing on Netflix. Costumes by Pierre-Yves Gayraud.
A crime reporter and a psychologist to investigate a serial killer in New York during the 1890s.
Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester, the 19th-c. gun heiress who built the supposedly haunted Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. Costumes designed by Wendy Cork.
Which upcoming historical film or TV series are you most excited about?