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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
Enola Holmes 2Sherlock's sister Enola Holmes takes on her first official case.Consolata BoyleNovember 4, 2022, on Netflix
Dangerous LiaisonsMiniseries adaption of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' 18th-c. novel.Andrea FleschNovember 6, 2022, on Starz
The EnglishEmily Blunt in a Western TV series.Phoebe de GayeNovember 11, 2022, on Amazon
The WonderA psychological thriller starring
Florence Pugh and set in the Irish Midlands in 1862.
Odile Dicks-MireauxNovember 16, 2022, on Netflix
Lady Chatterley's LoverA new adaption of D.H. Lawrence's novel.Emma FryerDecember 2, 2022, on Netflix
EmancipationA runaway slave forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.Francine Jamison-TanchuckDecember 9, 2022, on Apple TV
KindredTV adaption of Octavia E. Butler's novel where a modern Black woman is pulled back and forth in time to a 19th-c. plantation.Nicky Smith & Jaclyn BannerDecember 13, 2022, on Hulu
BabylonRumored to be set in 1920s Hollywood with Margot Robbie as Clara Bow.Mary ZophresDecember 23, 2022
Corsage"As her 40th birthday approaches, beautiful Empress Elisabeth of Austria is thrown into turmoil as she anticipates being considered an old woman."Monika ButtingerDecember 23, 2022
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
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
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
Diane de PoitiersIsabelle Adjani stars as the famous royal mistress; Gerard Depardieu is Nostradamus. French TV miniseries.Cyril Fontaine2022
The Diary"In the early 1930s, a young man leaves Shanghai to come to Europe and reunite with the love of his life."2022
The Pale Blue EyeGothic thriller that revolves around Edgar Allan Poe & a series of fictional murders in 1830.Kasia Walicka-MaimoneJanuary 6, 2023, on Netflix
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
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 GarciaApril 7, 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
A Haunting in VeniceKenneth Branagh takes on another Poirot mystery, now in post-World War II Venice.September 15, 2023
The Color PurpleMusical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel set in the early 1900s.Francine Jamison-TanchuckDecember 20, 2023
The BastardSet in 1755 about Ludvig Kahlen who cultivated the wild heath of Jutland.2023
Marie AntoinetteTV series produced in France & co-written by one of the screenwriters of The Favourite.Marie Frémont2023 on PBS
My Lady JaneComedy series about Lady Jane Grey, based on a series of YA historical fiction novels.Stephanie Collie2023 on Amazon
QueenieTV biopic of Stephanie St. Clair, the "Godmother of Harlem," who was the most profitable female 'numbers banker' in the 1920s and '30s.2023 on BET
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
NapoleonA Napoleon Bonaparte biopic directed by Ridley Scott and starring Joaquin Phoenix.Janty Yates2024 on Apple TV
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.Kate CarinApple TV
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 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."Hulu
The Donner PartyMiniseries about the ill-fated 1846 group of American pioneers headed to California.
EmilyBiopic of Emily Brontë.Michael O'Connor
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 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.
Jeanne du BarryBiopic of the last official mistress of Louis XV.Jürgen Doering
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."
LeeKate Winslet stars as war correspondent & photographer Lee Miller during World War II.Michael O'Connor
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."
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.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton StoryBridgerton prequel about Queen Charlotte's arrival to England.Lyn PaoloNetflix
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