Upcoming Movies

Historical Costume Movies/TV in the Works

Costume movies and TV series premiering soon or in production that we’ve heard about. Yes, the dates are U.S.-centric, that’s how we roll.
TitleDescriptionCostume DesignerU.S. Release Date
Around the World in 80 DaysBBC adaptation of Jules Verne's classic with David Tennant starring as Phileas Fogg.Kate CarinJanuary 2, 2022, on PBS
All Creatures Great and SmallSeason 2 of the series about a 1930s Yorkshire vet.Ros LittleJanuary 9, 2022, on PBS
The Tragedy of MacbethDenzel Washington & Frances McDormand star in this Shakespeare remake.Mary ZophresJanuary 14, 2022, on Apple TV
The King's DaughterFormerly titled 'The Moon and the Sun' & featuring King Louis XIV with a mermaid.Lizzy GardinerJanuary 21, 2022
The Gilded AgeSeries set in 1880s New York City created by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes.Kasia Walicka-MaimoneJanuary 24, 2022, on HBO
Death on the NileKenneth Branagh's version of the Agatha Christie mystery.Paco DelgadoFebruary 11, 2022
The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselSeason 4 returns with more of Midge's adventures.Donna ZakowskaFebruary 18, 2022, on Amazon
Downton Abbey: A New EraMore of the Crawley family and Downton staff in the 1920s.Anna RobbinsMarch 18, 2022
SanditonWe'll get two more seasons of this Austen-ish story.March 20, 2022, on PBS
BridgertonSeason 2 follows the eldest son & heir's attempts to find a suitable bride.Sophie CanaleMarch 25, 2022, on Netflix
The NorthmanSet in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century, a Nordic prince sets out on a mission of revenge after his father is murdered.Linda MuirApril 8, 2022
The Woman KingA historical epic about the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.Gersha PhillipsSeptember 16, 2022
1899"Multinational immigrants traveling from the old continent to the new encounter a nightmarish riddle aboard a second ship adrift on the open sea."Bina Daigeler2022 on Netflix
Banking on Mr. ToadBiopic of writer Kenneth Grahame and the birth of his iconic story 'The Wind in the Willows.'Vin Burnham2022
Becoming ElizabethMiniseries about the early years of Queen Elizabeth I.Bartholomew Cariss2022 on Starz
BlondeA fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.Jennifer Johnson2022 on Netflix
Brideshead RevisitedAnother remake of the Evelyn Waugh novel, now by the BBC.2022
Catherine, Called BirdyMovie about a 14-year-old girl in medieval England, based on a novel by Karen Cushman.2022
Diane de PoitiersIsabelle Adjani stars as the famous royal mistress; Gerard Depardieu is Nostradamus. French TV miniseries.Cyril Fontaine2022
The EmpressSeries about Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary & his soon-to-be wife, Elisabeth, aka Sisi.2022 on Netflix
EmperorAction epic about a young girl who seeks revenge on the holy roman Emperor Charles V for the death of her father.Francesca Sartori2022
Marie AntoinetteTV series produced in France & co-written by one of the screenwriters of The Favourite.Marie Frémont2022
Medieval14th-century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka defeats armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.Katerina Mirová2022
Mr. Malcolm's ListA young woman courts a mysterious wealthy suitor in 19th-century England.2022
Our Flag Means DeathComedy TV series set in 1717 where a wealthy landowner Stede Bonnet has a midlife crisis and decides to become a pirate.Christine Wada2022 on HBO Max
The PactAbout the relationship between Karen Blixen (author of 'Out of Africa') & poet Thorkild Bjørnvig in the 1940s.Anne-Dorthe Eskildsen2022
PersuasionA Jane Austen adaption starring Dakota Johnson.Marianne Agertoft2022 on Netflix
A Very British ScandalThe notorious divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll during the 1960s.Ian Fulcher2022 on Amazon
The WonderA psychological thriller starring
Florence Pugh and set in the Irish Midlands in 1862.
Odile Dicks-Mireaux2022 on Netflix
BabylonRumored to be set in 1920s Hollywood with Margot Robbie as Clara Bow.Mary ZophresJanuary 6, 2023
RooseveltA biopic about President Theodore Roosevelt starring Leonardo DiCaprio.July 14, 2023
Last Voyage of the DemeterBased on a chapter, from Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, set aboard a ship from Carpathia to London.Carlo Poggioli2023
The NightingaleThe lives of two sisters living in France are torn apart at the onset of World War II. Based on Kristin Hannah's novel.2023
The Three Musketeers: D'ArtagnanThe story of one of the Three Musketeers.Thierry Delettre2023
The Three Musketeers: MiladySequel to 'D'Artagnan,' being filmed back-to-back.Thierry Delettre2023
Chevalier de Saint-GeorgesMovie about the son of an African slave who rose to great heights in Marie-Antoinette's court as a violinist and champion fencer.Suzie Harman
CleopatraGal Gadot as the legendary Egyptian pharaoh.
The Confessions of Frannie LangtonSet in Georgian London, this miniseries tells of a woman's journey from a Jamaican plantation to the grand Mayfair mansion.Nigel Egerton
Corsage"As her 40th birthday approaches, beautiful Empress Elisabeth of Austria is thrown into turmoil as she anticipates being considered an old woman."Monika Buttinger
Couleurs de l'incendie"Paris, 1927. After the death of her father, Madeleine Péricourt should have inherited his financial empire but she fell prey to a conspiracy leading her to ruin. Now she will have her vengeance."Pierre-Jean Larroque
The Custom of the CountryTV series based the Edith Wharton novel about a woman who rises to the top of New York high society in the early 20th century.Apple TV
Dangerous LiaisonsMiniseries prequel based on the 18th-century novel.Starz
The Devil in the White City"An architect works to build up the 1893 Worlds Fair, while a serial killer uses the fair to attract and kill women."
The Donner PartyMiniseries about the ill-fated 1846 group of American pioneers headed to California.
EmilyBiopic of Emily Brontë.Michael O'Connor
The EnglishEmily Blunt in a Western TV series.Phoebe de Gaye
The Essex SerpentA Victorian widow encounters a mysterious local superstition.Karen Muller SerreauApple TV
The Farnsworth HouseThe story of the relationship in 1947 between architect Mies Van der Rohe and his client Dr. Edith Farnsworth building the landmark Farnsworth House near Chicago.
Glow & DarknessSeries about the intertwined stories of Saladin, Emperor Barbarossa, Richard the Lionheart, Philip Augustus, Francis of Assisi, & Eleanor of Aquitaine.
The History of SoundTwo young men fall in love during World War I as they record the lives & music of their American countrymen.
Kill the LightMurder mystery in 1930s London about a theater critic, newspaper owner (Colin Firth), & actress (Gemma Arterton).
The King"King Kamehameha fulfills his life-long prophecy of uniting the Hawaiian islands."
KitbagA Napoleon Bonaparte biopic directed by Ridley Scott.
A League of Their OwnSeries about about the WWII All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.Trayce Gigi FieldAmazon
LongbournThe lives of the servants of Longbourn House, home to the Bennet family of Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice.'
The Man Who Saved ParisThe most successful brothel owner in Paris during the 1940's is asked by the government to restore the city's image after the Nazi Occupation.
Maya Lord"The story of 16th-century Spaniard, Gonzalo Guerrero, who was held captive by a Mayan tribe and eventually converts to their ways and beliefs and fights for them against the Spanish."
Radical Eye: The Life and Times of Tina ModottiBiopic of Italian photographer, model, actress, & revolutionary political activist starring Monica Bellucci.
SeacoleThe story of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who sought to work with Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War.Luminita Lungu
The Serpent QueenA miniseries about Catherine de Medici.Karen Muller SerreauStarz
The Shelley SocietyYoung Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, & Lord Byron battle supernatural threats.HBO Max
Sherlock Holmes vs. FrankensteinIn 1898, Sherlock Holmes & Doctor Watson travel to Germany to investigate a strange case near Castle Frankenstein.Pierre-Jean Larroque
ShōgunMiniseries, based on James Clavell’s novel, about an English sailor in 17th-c. Japan.Carlos RosarioFX
Tom JonesA new TV adaption of the 1749 Henry Fielding novel.Hazel Webb CrozierPBS