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
The Harder They FallA Western with a mostly Black cast (including Idris Elba).Antoinette MessamNovember 3, 2021, on Netflix
The Electrical Life of Louis WainBiopic of an English artist who rose to prominence at the end of the 19th century. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Claire Foy.Michael O'ConnorNovember 5, 2021, on Amazon
PassingMixed-race childhood friends reunite in adulthood and become involved with one another's lives.Marci RodgersNovember 10, 2021
The GreatSeason 2 of this comedic look at Catherine the Great adds Gillian Anderson to the cast.Sharon LongNovember 19, 2021, on Hulu
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 PowellNovember 19, 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 LarroqueDecember 3, 2021
Anne BoleynThree-part miniseries about the final months of Boleyn's life.Lynsey MooreDecember 9, 2021, on AMC+
West Side StoryRemake of the 1950s musical.Paul TazewellDecember 10, 2021
Being the RicardosThe life and career of television pioneers, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz.Susan LyallDecember 21, 2021, on Amazon
The King's ManRalph Fiennes in an Edwardian secret service/Marvel movie.Michele ClaptonDecember 22, 2021
The Tragedy of MacbethDenzel Washington & Frances McDormand star in this Shakespeare remake.Mary ZophresDecember 25, 2021
CyranoThe life of Cyrano de Bergerac starring Peter Dinklage.Massimo Cantini ParriniDecember 31, 2021
Caravaggio's Shadow"The Catholic Church secretly investigates Caravaggio as the Pope weighs whether to grant him clemency for killing a rival."Carlo Poggioli2021
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."Thierry Delettre2021
Gentleman JackSeason two of the life & loves of 1830s lesbian Anne Lister continues!Tom Pye2021 on HBO
LeonardoMiniseries about Leonardo da Vinci starring Aidan Turner.Alessandro Lai2021
Lost IllusionsAn adaptation of Honoré de Balzac's novel 'Les illusions perdues.' Stars Gerard Depardieu.Pierre-Jean Larroque2021
Margrete: Queen of the NorthBiopic of Margaret I of Denmark in the 1400s.Manon Rasmussen2021
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 Romand2021
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 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 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
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
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 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 23, 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
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
EmperorAction epic about a young girl who seeks revenge on the holy roman Emperor Charles V for the death of her father.Francesca Sartori2022
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
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
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
Becoming ElizabethMiniseries about the early years of Queen Elizabeth I.Bartholomew CarissStarz
Catherine, Called BirdyMovie about a 14-year-old girl in medieval England, based on a novel by Karen Cushman.
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.
Marie AntoinetteTV series produced in France & co-written by one of the screenwriters of The Favourite.
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."
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 WadaHBO Max
PersuasionA big-screen Jane Austen adaption starring Sarah Snook.
Radical Eye: The Life and Times of Tina ModottiBiopic of Italian photographer, model, actress, & revolutionary political activist starring Monica Bellucci.
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
The Serpent QueenA miniseries about Catherine de Medici.Starz
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
The Three Musketeers: D'ArtagnanThe story of one of the Three Musketeers.Thierry Delettre
Tom JonesA new TV adaption of the 1749 Henry Fielding novel.Hazel Webb CrozierPBS
The Three Musketeers: MiladySequel to 'D'Artagnan,' being filmed back-to-back.Thierry Delettre
The Woman KingThe story of a general of the all-female military unit, and her daughter, who together fought the French.Gersha Phillips