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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
A League of Their OwnSeries about about the WWII All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.Trayce Gigi FieldAugust 12, 2022, on Amazon
LeonardoLeonardo da Vinci miniseries starring Aidan Turner.Alessandro LaiAugust 16, 2022, on The CW
Medieval14th-century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka defeats armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.Katerina MirováSeptember 9, 2022
The Serpent QueenA miniseries about Catherine de Medici.Karen Muller SerreauSeptember 11, 2022, on Starz
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
The Railway Children ReturnA group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during WWII.Dinah CollinSeptember 23, 2022
BlondeA fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.Jennifer JohnsonSeptember 28, 2022, on Netflix
The EmpressSeries about Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary & his soon-to-be wife, Elisabeth, aka Sisi.September 29, 2022, on Netflix
Interview With the VampireTV series inspired by the Anne Rice book & set in the 1910s.Carol CutshallOctober 2, 2022, on AMC
Catherine, Called BirdyMovie about a 14-year-old girl in medieval England, based on a novel by Karen Cushman.Julian DayOctober 7, 2022
EmilyBiopic of Emily Brontë.Michael O'ConnorOctober 14, 2022
RosalineA comedic retelling of "Romeo and Juliet," from the point of view of Romeo's jilted ex, Rosaline.Mitchell TraversOctober 14, 2022, on Hulu
Amsterdam"Set in the '30s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, & uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history."J.R. Hawbaker & Albert WolskyNovember 4, 2022
Dangerous LiaisonsMiniseries adaption of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' 18th-c. novel.November 6, 2022, on Starz
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
Brideshead RevisitedAnother remake of the Evelyn Waugh novel, now by the BBC.2022
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 Egerton2022
Corsage"As her 40th birthday approaches, beautiful Empress Elisabeth of Austria is thrown into turmoil as she anticipates being considered an old woman."Monika Buttinger2022
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 Larroque2022
Diane de PoitiersIsabelle Adjani stars as the famous royal mistress; Gerard Depardieu is Nostradamus. French TV miniseries.Cyril Fontaine2022
EmperorAction epic about a young girl who seeks revenge on the holy roman Emperor Charles V for the death of her father.Francesca Sartori2022
Lady Chatterley's LoverA new adaption of D.H. Lawrence's novel.2022 on Netflix
Marie AntoinetteTV series produced in France & co-written by one of the screenwriters of The Favourite.Marie Frémont2022
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
Last Voyage of the DemeterBased on a chapter, from Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, set aboard a ship from Carpathia to London.Carlo PoggioliJanuary 27, 2023
RooseveltA biopic about President Theodore Roosevelt starring Leonardo DiCaprio.July 14, 2023
OppenheimerMovie about American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer & the atomic bomb.Ellen MirojnickJuly 21, 2023
King's LandSet in 1755 about Ludvig Kahlen who cultivated the wild heath of Jutland.2023
My Lady JaneComedy series about Lady Jane Grey, based on a series of YA historical fiction novels.Stephanie Collie2023 on Amazon
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
ShōgunMiniseries, based on James Clavell’s novel, about an English sailor in 17th-c. Japan.Carlos Rosario2023 on FX
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
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."2024 on Hulu
The Ballad of Renegade NellMiniseries about a female bandit during the reign of Queen Anne of England.Tom PyeDisney+
The BuccaneersA new adaption of Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel.Apple TV
ChevalierMovie about the son of an African slave who rose to great heights in Marie-Antoinette's court as a violinist and champion fencer.Oliver Garcia
CleopatraGal Gadot as the legendary Egyptian pharaoh.
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
The Donner PartyMiniseries about the ill-fated 1846 group of American pioneers headed to California.
The EnglishEmily Blunt in a Western TV series.Phoebe de Gaye
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.
FirebrandA film about Queen Catherine Parr and Henry VIII's marriage.
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."
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."
NapoleonA Napoleon Bonaparte biopic directed by Ridley Scott and starring Joaquin Phoenix.Janty Yates
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 Shelley SocietyYoung Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, & Lord Byron battle supernatural threats.HBO Max
Tom JonesA new TV adaption of the 1749 Henry Fielding novel.Hazel Webb CrozierPBS
Untitled Queen Charlotte ProjectBridgerton prequel about Queen Charlotte's arrival to England.Lyn PaoloNetflix