Historical Costume Trailers: Late Summer Edition


All sorts of historical costume-y goodness is coming our way for both the big screen and TV!


Churchill’s Secret (Sept. 11 on PBS)


Indian Summers (Sept. 11 on PBS)

Check out our coverage of season 1 and preview of season 2!


Finding Altamira (Sept. 16 in limited release)

Starring Antonio Banderas!


The Magnificent Seven (Sept. 23)


Poldark (Season 2 starts Sept. 25 on PBS)

Check out our coverage of season 1 and preview of season 2!


Peaky Blinders (Season 3 coming to Netflix Oct. 5)

Check out our review of season 1. Looking forward to more Helen McCrory!


Versailles (Oct. 6 on Ovation)

We’ve written a bunch of preview posts!


The Durrells (Oct. 16 on PBS)


The Crown (Nov. 4 on Netflix)


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Nov. 18)

Eddie Redmayne PLUS costume designs by Colleen Atwood!


The Hollow Crown (Dec. 11 on PBS)

Check out our preview!


Assassin’s Creed (Dec. 21)

Oh Michael Fassbender


Victoria (Jan. 15 on PBS)

Check out our preview!


Tulip Fever (Feb. 2017)

We did a detailed analysis on this trailer.


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (March 2017)


Wonder Woman (June 2017)

We just posted a deep dive on the historical costumes!


No U.S. Release Date Yet


Cézanne et Moi


The Lost City of Z


The Queen of Spain


A Quiet Passion


Swallows & Amazons



With Tom Hardy!


Vikings season 4

In case you’re wondering

Which of these upcoming historical costume movies and TV series are you most excited about?


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

11 Responses

  1. Charity

    Peaky Blinders’ third season has been up on Netflix for about a month now? Longer?

    I’m looking forward to most of the rest, though. Hadn’t even heard of the Banderas flick, but it looks good.

  2. Rowen G.

    Some interesting ones, but “Finding Altamira” is the one that grabbed me. I’ll be looking for that.

  3. Elina

    I know it’s not after historically accurate costumes but I am also very curious about Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

  4. Lady Hermina De Pagan

    I have been waiting for some of these shows all year. However, The Queen of Spain looks like it’s going to be delightfully snark worthy. The lack of hair pins, bodkins, or even needle and thread to hold back hair alone will be a delight!

  5. Janette

    Tulip Fever looks stunning as does Cezanne et Moi and a Quiet Passion. Finding Altamira looks interesting. Looking forward to the next series of Poldark and even interested in watching Victoria. Durrells and Hollow Crown are already in my “to watch” collection. The King Arthur film looks dire which is sadly to be expected. AS someone who loves Arthurian legend I grind my teeth and try to ignore it out of existence.

  6. Adina

    I’m so nervous for Assassin’s Creed! I love the games(even though the costumes are wildly inaccurate-but the historical events are good), but games have a history of making bad movies.

  7. brocadegoddess

    Oh my goodness, they’re making Swallows and Amazons!? I will HAVE to see that. Those books were seminal to my childhood! And really great female characters, esp for a series written in the 30s.