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 Spanish PrincessSeason 2 shows Catherine of Aragon & Henry VIII married, happy, & ruling England.Phoebe De GayeOctober 11, 2020, on Starz
La Révolution"In a reimagined history of the French Revolution, the guillotine's future inventor uncovers a disease that drives the aristocracy to murder commoners."October 16, 2020, on Netflix
Death on the NileKenneth Branagh directs and stars as Hercule Poirot in a remake of the Agatha Christie mystery.Sammy Sheldon & Mary ZophresOctober 23, 2020
AmmoniteThe story of paleontologist Mary Anning and her relationship with a London woman during the 1840s. Starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.Michael O'ConnorNovember 13, 2020
Come AwayA prequel to the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, beginning in the 19th century.Louise StjernswardNovember 13, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"When Ma Rainey, the "Queen of the Blues," makes a record in a studio in Chicago, 1927, tensions boil between her, her white agent and producer, and bandmates."Ann RothDecember 18, 2020, on Netflix
Bridgerton"Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family."John Glaser, John Norster, & Ellen MirojnickDecember 25, 2020, on Netflix
Sylvie's Love"A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player."Phoenix MellowDecember 25, 2020, on Amazon
A Suitable BoyA six-part series about a university student coming of age in North India in 1951.Arjun Bhasin2020 on Netflix
The Book of Vision"Eva, a mysterious doctor, is searching for an answer to her urgent dilemma, as she unravels the secrets of 18th-century physician Dr. Anmuth and his patients through studying his Book of Vision."Mariano Tufano2020
De Gaulle"Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exodus."Sergio Ballo & Anaïs Romand2020
The Last Vermeer"An artist is suspected of selling a valuable painting to the Nazis, but there is more to the story than meets the eye."Guy Speranza2020
The Luminaries"Adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush."Edward K. Gibbon2020
Miss MarxRomola Garai stars in a biopic of Eleanor Marx, is Karl Marx's youngest daughter.Massimo Cantini Parrini2020
Radium Girls"In the 1920s a group of factory workers advocate for safer work conditions after some of their colleagues become ill from radium exposure."Sylvia Grieser2020
TabooSeason 2 of the gritty 1810s-set Tom Hardy series.2020
The War of the Worlds"In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth."Howard Burden2020
The World to Come"A lyrical exploration of female desire in 19th-century America."Luminita Lungu2020
DickinsonSeason 2 of the hip take on Emily Dickinson's teenage life returns.John DunnJanuary 8, 2021, on Apple TV
All Creatures Great and SmallA new adaption of books about a 1930s veterinarian in the Yorkshire Dales.Ros LittleJanuary 10, 2021, on PBS
Miss Scarlet and the DukeTV series about a female detective in 1880s London.Leonie PrendergastJanuary 17, 2021, on PBS
The Long SongA miniseries about the end of slavery in 19th-century Jamaica focusing on two women.Charlotte HoldichJanuary 31, 2021, on PBS
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 King's ManRalph Fiennes in an Edwardian secret service/Marvel movie.Michele ClaptonFebruary 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 GramSpring 2012, PBS
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
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
Death Comes as the EndAnother Agatha Christie murder mystery, this one set in ancient Egypt!2021
The DigLily James as an archaeologist excavating Sutton Hoo in 1938.2021
Eiffel"Eiffel's search for inspiration as he comes under pressure to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair."2021
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
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 Petrie2021 on HBO
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 Wright2021
Around the World in 80 DaysBBC adaptation of Jules Verne's classic with David Tennant starring as Phileas Fogg.Kate Carin
The BanishingJessica Brown Findlay stars in a haunted house story set in the 1930s.Lance Milligan
The Black CountThe story of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, the first black soldier to become a brigadier general in the French military.
Casanova, Last LoveAging Casanova goes to London, falls in love.Pierre-Jean Larroque
Catherine the GreatBiopic starring Keira Knightley, directed by Barbra Streisand
The Chess MachineSet in late 1700s Italy, this dramatic action thriller centers on a life-sized mannequin that can beat the world's greatest chess players.
The Count of Monte CristoA new TV miniseries adaption of the Alexander Dumas novel.
The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet"Upper Trollop, 1713. An illness takes hold of the villagers turning them into unfeeling creatures who eat anything they can get their hands on. Lord Fortitude must lead the small band of survivors and escape to France."
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."
Doctor Zhivago TV series based on the novel set during the Russian Revolution.
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.
Flying HorseA biopic of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge, following the courtship and love affair between Muybridge's wife, Flora, and Harry Larkyns.
The Gilded AgeTV series set in 1880s New York City created by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes.HBO
Hallelujah!Composer George Frideric Handel prepares for the premiere of his masterpiece, 'Messiah.'
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara"The treatment of a young Jewish boy, forcibly raised as a Christian in 19th century Italy, creates a furor which pits the Papacy itself against forces of democracy and Italian unification."
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
Lucy and DesiCate Blanchett as Lucille Ball.
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.
The Marquis"The doomed and passionate relationship between the Marquis de Montespan and his wife Athénaïs, who became mistress to Louis XIV."
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
The MedusaSet during the turmoil of post-Napoleonic France, the story centers on an artist obsessed with the disaster of a Naval vessel named the Medusa.
The Night Circus"In the 19th century, two young prodigy illusionists are groomed to battle out their fathers' age-old rivalry in an enchanted circus created just for their competition. They complicate matters by falling in love."
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.
Radical Eye: The Life and Times of Tina ModottiBiopic of Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist starring Monica Bellucci.
The Rising: 1916"To free their people from centuries of oppression, a young polio survivor and his old firebrand mentor plan a secret rebellion against the British Empire."
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
ShackletonBiopic of the 1910s Antarctic explorer starring Tom Hardy.
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
SisiMiniseries about Austrian Empress Elisabeth II.
Untitled James Miranda Barry ProjectRachel Weisz as the early female doctor who disguised herself as a man in order to practice.
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 EselinAmazon
Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford ManifestoBiopic of early film actress Mary Pickford.Amit Gajwani
The Woman KingThe story of the 18th-century female warriors of the African Kingdom of Dahomey.
Young Woman and the Sea"The story of Trudy Ederle, who in 1926, was the first woman to ever swim across the English Channel."