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 DesignerDate
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton StoryBridgerton prequel about Queen Charlotte's arrival to England.Lyn PaoloMay 4, 2023, on Netflix
OppenheimerMovie about American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer & the atomic bomb.Ellen MirojnickJuly 21, 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 PoggioliAugust 11, 2023
The Winter KingA former warrior now turned monk, tells the story of how Arthur became the lord of war despite the illegitimacy of his throne.Caroline HarrisAugust 20, 2023, on MGM+
QueenieTV biopic of Stephanie St. Clair, the "Godmother of Harlem," who was the most profitable female 'numbers banker' in the 1920s and '30s.September 1, 2023, on BET
A Haunting in VeniceKenneth Branagh takes on another Poirot mystery, now in post-World War II Venice.Sammy SheldonSeptember 15, 2023
NapoleonA Napoleon Bonaparte biopic directed by Ridley Scott and starring Joaquin Phoenix.Janty YatesNovember 22, 2023
The Color PurpleMusical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel set in the early 1900s.Francine Jamison-TanchuckDecember 25, 2023
My Lady JaneComedy series about Lady Jane Grey, based on a series of YA historical fiction novels.Stephanie Collie2023 on Amazon
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 Ballad of Renegade NellMiniseries about a female bandit during the reign of Queen Anne of England.Tom PyeDisney+
Banking on Mr. ToadBiopic of writer Kenneth Grahame and the birth of his iconic story 'The Wind in the Willows.'Vin Burnham
The BastardSet in 1755 about Ludvig Kahlen who cultivated the wild heath of Jutland.
Belgravia: The Next ChapterPicking up the story in 1871 with young Lord Trenchard, unaware of his true parentage.MGM+
The BuccaneersA new adaption of Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel.Kate CarinApple TV
Chief of WarFrom the indigenous point of view, this TV series tells the story of the unification and colonization of Hawaii in the 18th century.Caroline EselinApple TV
ClicquotDrama about the the Veuve Clicquot champagne family and business that began in the late 18th century.Marie Frémont
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 DecameronSeries set in 1348 during the Black Death.Gabriella Pescucci & Uliva PizzettiNetflix
The Diary"In the early 1930s, a young man leaves Shanghai to come to Europe and reunite with the love of his life."
FirebrandA film about Queen Catherine Parr and Henry VIII's marriage.
The Gallows PoleMiniseries set at the start of the industrial revolution in 18th-c. Yorkshire & based on the novel by by Benjamin Myers.Emma Rees
The History of SoundTwo young men fall in love during World War I as they record the lives & music of their American countrymen.
Jeanne du BarryBiopic of the last official mistress of Louis XV.Jürgen Doering
LeeKate Winslet stars as war correspondent & photographer Lee Miller during World War II.Michael O'Connor
The LeopardTV series based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa about Italian unification in the 1860s.Carlo Poggioli & Edoardo RussoNetflix
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.
Mary & GeorgeMiniseries about the Countess of Buckingham who molded her son to seduce King James I.Annie SymonsAMC
Monstrous BeautyA woman born with a rare condition becomes a playwright at King Charles II's court.
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.
Nosferatu"A gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman in 19th century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire who stalks her, bringing untold horror with him."Linda Muir
One Hundred Years of SolitudeA TV adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez's novel that traces seven generations of a Columbian family.Netflix
Outlander: Blood of My BloodPrequel series focusing on Jamie Fraser's parents.Starz
RooseveltA biopic about President Theodore Roosevelt starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
SeacoleThe story of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who sought to work with Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War.Luminita Lungu