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 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
Death and Nightingales"An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the Irish countryside in 1885."Hazel Webb CrozierMay 16, 2021, on Starz
DominaThe life and rise of Livia Drusilla, the powerful wife of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar.Gabriella PescucciJune 6, 2021, on Epix
Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder MysteriesSeason 2 of the 1960s sequel to Miss Fisher's mysteries.Maria PattisonJune 7, 2021
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
West Side StoryRemake of the 1950s musical.Paul TazewellDecember 10, 2021
Downton Abbey 2More of the Crawley family and Downton staff in the 1920s.December 22, 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 23, 2021
CyranoThe life of Cyrano de Bergerac starring Peter Dinklage.Massimo Cantini ParriniDecember 24, 2021
A League of Their OwnTV series about about the WWII All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.2021 on Amazon
Anne BoleynThree-part miniseries about the final months of Boleyn's life.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
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'Connor2021 on Amazon
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
LeonardoTV miniseries 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
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
Death on the NileKenneth Branagh's version of the Agatha Christie mystery.Paco DelgadoFebruary 11, 2022
Banking on Mr. ToadBiopic of writer Kenneth Grahame and the birth of his iconic story "The Wind in the Willows."2022
Brideshead RevisitedAnother remake of the Evelyn Waugh novel, now by the BBC.2022
CyranoA musical that follows the life of Cyrano de BergeracMassimo Cantini Parrini2022
BabylonRumored to be set in 1920s Hollywood with Margot Robbie as Clara Bow.January 6, 2023
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
Catherine, Called BirdyMovie about a 14-year-old girl in medieval England, based on a novel by Karen Cushman.
CleopatraGal Gadot as the legendary Egyptian pharaoh.
Couleurs de l'incendieParis, 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
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."
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 EnglishEmily Blunt in a Western TV series.Phoebe de Gaye
The Essex SerpentA Victorian widow encounters a mysterious local superstition.Apple 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.
The King"King Kamehameha fulfills his life-long prophecy of uniting the Hawaiian islands."
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."
MedievalThe story of 14th-century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka, who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.Katerina Mirová
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
Sherlock Holmes vs. FrankensteinIn 1898, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Germany to investigate a strange case in the village of Darmstadt near castle Frankenstein.Pierre-Jean Larroque
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.