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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 Nightmare Wakes"An adaptation of the novel 'Frankenstein,' as told through the life of Mary Shelley."Jennifer StroudFebruary 4, 2021, on Shudder
The LuminariesAdventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860s gold rush period.Edward K. GibbonFebruary 14, 2021, on Starz
Blithe SpiritA spiritualist (Judi Dench) accidentally summons the spirit of a writer's (Dan Stevens) deceased first wife. Based on the Noël Coward play.Charlotte WalterFebruary 19, 2021
The United States vs. Billie HolidayBiopic of the jazz singer focusing on her legal troubles in the 1940s.Paolo NiedduFebruary 26, 2021
The World to Come"Somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically."Luminita LunguMarch 2, 2021
The IrregularsSet in Victorian London, the series follows a gang of troubled street teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes.Edward K. GibbonMarch 26, 2021, on Netflix
Six Minutes to Midnight"Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English sea side town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But no one is listening."Lucinda WrightMarch 26, 2021
Atlantic CrossingThe story of Crown Princess Märtha who fought for her country and her marriage during the tragic events of World War II.Karen Fabritius GramApril 4, 2012, on PBS
The NeversTV series about a gang of Victorian women "who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world."Michele Clapton & Jane PetrieApril 11, 2021, on HBO
The Underground Railroad"A young woman named Cora makes an amazing discovery during her attempt to break free from slavery in the deep south."Caroline EselinMay 14, 2021, on Amazon
RespectAretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson.Clint RamosAugust 13, 2021
The King's ManRalph Fiennes in an Edwardian secret service/Marvel movie.Michele ClaptonAugust 20, 2021
The Last Duel"King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel."October 15, 2021
Death on the NileKenneth Branagh's version of the Agatha Christie mystery.Paco DelgadoSeptember 17, 2021
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.December 22, 2021
BabylonRumored to be set in 1920s Hollywood with Margot Robbie as Clara Bow.December 25, 2021
A League of Their OwnTV series about about the WWII All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.2021 on Amazon
Banking on Mr. ToadBiopic of writer Kenneth Grahame and the birth of his iconic story "The Wind in the Willows."2021
Benedetta"A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair."Pierre-Jean Larroque2021
BlondeA fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.Jennifer Johnson2021 on Netflix
Death Comes as the EndAnother Agatha Christie murder mystery, this one set in ancient Egypt!2021
Eiffel"Eiffel's search for inspiration as he comes under pressure to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair."2021
Gentleman JackSeason two of the life & loves of 1830s lesbian Anne Lister continues!Tom Pye2021 on HBO
The Gilded AgeTV series set in 1880s New York City created by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes.2021 on HBO
Louis WainBiopic of an English artist who rose to prominence at the end of the 19th century. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Claire Foy.Michael O'Connor2021 on Amazon
MedievalThe story of 14th-century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka, who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.Katerina Mirová2021
Mothering SundayA maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.Sandy Powell2021
The PactAbout the relationship between Karen Blixen (author of 'Out of Africa') & poet Thorkild Bjørnvig in the 1940s.2021
SeacoleThe story of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who sought to work with Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War.Luminita Lungu2021
To OliviaThe story of the tumultuous marriage between actress Patricia Neal and renowned writer Roald Dahl in the 1960s.Suzie Harman2021
Around the World in 80 DaysBBC adaptation of Jules Verne's classic with David Tennant starring as Phileas Fogg.Kate CarinPBS
The BanishingJessica Brown Findlay stars in a haunted house story set in the 1930s.Lance Milligan
Becoming ElizabethMiniseries about the early years of Queen Elizabeth I.Starz
Being the RicardosThe life and career of television pioneer, Lucille Ball.Amazon
Brideshead RevisitedAnother remake of the Evelyn Waugh novel, now by the BBC.
Catherine, Called BirdyMovie about a 14-year-old girl in medieval England, based on a novel by Karen Cushman.
Curtain CallMurder mystery in 1930s London about a theater critic, newspaper owner (Colin Firth), & actress (Gemma Arterton).
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."
EmperorAction epic about a young girl who seeks revenge on the holy roman Emperor Charles V for the death of her father.Francesca Sartori
The Essex SerpentA Victorian widow encounters a mysterious local superstition.
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.
The King"King Kamehameha fulfills his life-long prophecy of uniting the Hawaiian islands."
LeonardoTV miniseries about Leonardo da Vinci starring Aidan Turner.Alessandro Lai
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 (City of Love, Romance, Light) 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."
Mr. Malcolm's ListA young woman courts a mysterious wealthy suitor in 19th-century England.
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. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, & Bjork. Linda Muir
Paris Police 1900"Paris, France, 1899. The corpse of an unknown woman is found in the river Seine. The investigation will push a young ambitious inspector to discover a heavy state secret."Anaïs Romand
The Pursuit of LoveA new BBC adaption of Nancy Mitford’s interwar novel.Sinéad KidaoAmazon
Radical Eye: The Life and Times of Tina ModottiBiopic of Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist starring Monica Bellucci.
RooseveltA biopic about President Theodore Roosevelt starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Serpent QueenA TV miniseries about Catherine de Medici.Starz
The Shelley Society"Follows a young Mary Shelley and a band of her fellow Romantics, including Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, as they battle supernatural threats, including the creature from Mary Shelley's own 'Frankenstein.'"HBO Max
Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford ManifestoBiopic of early film actress Mary Pickford.Amit Gajwani
The Woman KingThe story of a general of the all-female military unit, and her daughter, who together fought the French.