Upcoming Period Dramas 2020 – Future

Who’s ready for a new decade of period dramas / historical dramas / costume dramas (with a specific time period)?

This year’s featured couple is Jamie and Claire from Outlander S5 (the same couple in Period Dramas 2014). I never would have imagined that when I selected the period drama couple photo for 2019 (Victoria and Albert), that was how 2019 would turn out for me. So I’m choosing a happier image for 2020 (Emma and Mr Knightley have too much tension).

I would like to thank my readers for following my blog for my period dramas list. I have had fun organising lists but the time has finally come for me to return to creating the lists for myself. This means I will not be spending as much time online looking for all the upcoming historical dramas out there. As more and more period drama websites and Instagram accounts appear online, it has become clear to me that the current audience prefers visual updates and regular new posts. Having said that, readers or visitors are still welcome to inform me of upcoming period dramas and I will continue to give credit if I decide to add it to my ‘watch list’.

You will have noticed that the following pages are no longer updated:

Period Dramas – Movies

Period Dramas – TV series

Costume Dramas: Fairytales/Fantasy

I may return to updating those pages one day but for now, only the Upcoming Period Dramas post will be updated and other films will be added to my imdb lists.

The following list is in chronological order (alphabetical where no date is specified) by release date and will be updated as more films and release dates are known. You can preview some of the trailers in Current & Upcoming Period Drama Trailers. Films that I have seen are rated out of 5 stars and will include a very short review.

My Top 10 Period Dramas of 2020 Predictions

  1. Emma
  2. Belgravia
  3. The Crown S4
  4. Call The Midwife S9
  5. Outlander S5
  6. Project Blue Book S2
  7. Death on the Nile
  8. The English Game
  9. The Children
  10. Babylon Berlin S3

Last updated: 27 January 2020

January 2020

1-3 Jan 2020 UK / 4 Jan 2020 (Netflix)BBC One’s Dracula (TV miniseries) ★ ★ ★ ★ 
A three-part series on Dracula, set in London in 1897.
Review: This was not only quite different from the novel but I was surprised that the end of E2 and almost all of E3 were set in the present day. My favourite character was Sister Agatha. Probably could have been a longer series.

2 Jan 2020 – Netflix’s The Flemish BanditsThieves of the Wood (TV series)
Ten episodes set in Flanders (Aalst, Belgium) in 1741 about highwayman Jan de Lichte who leads a revolt against the corrupt aristocracy.

3 Jan 2020 UK / 8 Nov 2019 US / 25 Oct 2019 Canada – Jojo Rabbit (movie)
A dark comedy loosely based on Christine Leunen’s novel Caging Skies. A young Hitler’s Youth boy find out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl.

3 Jan 2020 Netflix / 22 Sept 2019 Canada – CBC’s Anne S3 (TV Series)
Series finale with ten episodes.

5 Jan 2020 UK / 29 Mar 2020 Canada/US (PBS) – BBC One’s Call the Midwife S9 (TV series)
Set in 1965.

6 Jan 2020 @ 2:15pm UK – BBC One’s Father Brown S8 (TV series) 
10 episodes. Renewed for S9.

6 Jan 2020 @ 8pm Canada / 13 Jan 2020 UK (Alibi) / 1 Feb 2020 US (Ovation)- CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries S13 (TV series) ★★★★★
Series began with nine episodes on 16 Sept 2019 on CBC. Continues with nine more episodes on CBC on 6 Jan 2020. 

10 Jan 2020 UK/Canada / 25 Dec 2019 US – 1917 (movie)
Set during WWI.

10 Jan 2020 @ 9pm UK / 2020 Canada/US (Masterpiece) – ITV’s Grantchester S5 (TV series) 

12 Jan 2020 @ 8pm US/Canada (Masterpiece)12 Nov 2017 UK – BBC One’s Howards End (TV miniseries) ★★★★
Four part drama based on E.M. Forster’s novel of the same name about social and class divisions in early 20th Century England. Starring Hayley Attwell, Matthew Macfadyen, etc. 
Review: I think I enjoyed this version more than the 1992 movie but it still wasn’t my cup of tea.

12 Jan 2020 @ 9pm US/Canada (Masterpiece) / 25 Aug 2019 UK – ITV’s Sanditon (TV series)
Eight-part adaption of an unfinished novel by Jane Austen.

17 Jan 2020 – Dolittle / The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (movie)
A fantasy film about Dr. Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr) who sets off on an epic journey to find a cure for the young and gravely ill Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley).

17 Jan 2020 UK / 13 Dec 2019 US – A Hidden Life (movie)
Set during WWII about an Austrian conscientious objector who refuses to fight for the Nazis.

19 Jan 2020 @ 10pm Canada/US (PBS) / 18 Nov 2019 UK – BBC Two’s Vienna Blood (TV mini series) Just added
Three-part series based on the Liebermann crime novels set in Vienna in the 1900’s.

21 Jan 2020 UK (Alibi) / 2020 US (Ovation) / 16 Sept 2019 Canada – CBC’s Frankie Drake Mysteries S3 (TV Series) Just updated
Ten episodes.

21 Jan 2020 @ 10pm US/Canada – History’s Project Blue Book S2 (TV series)
Ten-part drama set in 1952-69 about UFO investigations.

24 Jan 2020 UK / 8 May 2020 US The Personal History of David Copperfield (movie)
An adaptation of Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield’ with Dev Patel in the lead role.

24 Jan 2020 Germany (Sky1) / Autumn 2020 Germany (ARD Das Erste) / Canada/US/Australia (Netflix) / UK (Sky)  Babylon Berlin S3 (TV series)
Set in Berlin in Autumn 1929, just before the stock market crash. Renewed for S4.

27 Jan 2020 UK @ 9pm / 27 Jan 2020 @ 10:15pm Germany (ZDF) – BBC Two’s The Windermere Children / Die Kinder von Windermere (TV movie)  Just updated
Based on a true story of the 300 child survivors of the Holocaust who were brought to Lake Windermere during the summer of 1945. This 90 min. TV movie will air on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.

29 Jan 2020 US / 20 Jun 2019 Russia – Dylda / Beanpole (movie)
Set in Leningrad in 1945 about two female friends who have been reunited and search for hope after traumatic experiences.

31 Jan 2020 Italy – Netflix’s Luna Nera / The Black Moon (TV series)
Book-to-film adaptation with six episodes set in the 17th Century Italy about a group of women suspected of witchcraft.

31 Jan 2020 UK / 18 Oct 2019 US – The Lighthouse (movie) ★
Horror film set on a remote island in New England in the 1890’s about two lighthouse keepers.
Review: Too frightened to watch the entire film but the cinematography was very good from what I did see.

February 2020

7 Feb 2020 UK – Mr. Jones (movie)
Welsh journalist Gareth Jones (James Norton) uncovers the famine in the Soviet Union during Stalin’s regime in the early 1930’s.

14 Feb 2020 UK / 21 Feb 2020 US – Emma (movie)
A new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma Woodhouse.

14 Feb 2020 Worldwide (Netflix) – Las Chicas del Cable S5 / Cable Girls (TV series) 

14 Feb 2020 UK / 21 Feb 2020 USThe Call of the Wild (movie) 
Book-to-movie adaptation of the novel by Jack London in 1903. Buck, a St Bernard – Scott Collie dog, is stolen from his home in California to become a sledge dog in Yukon, Canada during the 1890’s Klondike Gold Rush and has the adventure of a lifetime. Starring Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Cary Gee, etc.

14 Feb 2020 UKWaiting for Anya (movie)
Adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel of the same name. Set during WWII about a shepherd who helps smuggle Jewish children from France to Spain.

16 Feb 2020 US/Canada (W Network)Starz’s Outlander S5 (TV series)
12 episodes.

23 Feb 2020 US – Hallmark’s When Calls The Heart S7 (TV series)

28 Feb 2020 UK / 6 Dec 2019 US / 18 Sept 2019 France Portrait de la jeune fille en feu / Portrait of a Lady on Fire (movie)
Set on an island in Brittany at the end of the 18th Century about a female painter who paints a wedding portrait of a young woman.

27 Feb 2020 Australia – Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (movie)

March 2020

20 March 2020 UK / ? 2020 US – Radioactive (movie)
About Marie (Rosamund Pike) and Pierre Curie (Sam Riley).

27 Mar 2020 US / 12 Nov 2020 Germany – Resistance (movie)
A group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

April 2020

5 Apr 2020 US/Canada (Masterpiece) / 29 Sept 2019 UK – BBC One’s World on Fire S1 (TV series)
Seven part WWII drama about the ordinary people from different countries whose lives are being affected by the war. Renewed for S2.

17 Apr 2020 UK/USThe Secret Garden (movie)
Another adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved novel but set in 1947. Starring Colin Firth (who was in the 1987 version) and Julie Walters.

May 2020

8 May 2020 UK/US – Greyhound (movie)
Adaptation of C.S. Forester’s ‘The Good Shepherd’ set in WWII.

June 2020

July 2020

24 Jul 2020 UK/US / 16 Sept 2020 CanadaJungle Cruise (movie)
Based on the Disney theme attraction. Set in the early 20th Century (1910s/WWI?), starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson. Thank you, Harv!

August 2020

September 2020

18 Sept 2020 UK/USThe King’s Man (movie)
A prequel to the Kingsman series set at the turn of the 20th Century.

October 2020

9 Oct 2020 UK/USDeath on the Nile (movie)
Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) investigates the murder of an heiress whilst holidaying on the Nile.

November 2020

26 Nov 2020 GermanyYoung Woman and the Sea (movie)
Biographical film about Trudy Ederle (Lily James) who became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

Nov? 2020 – Netflix’s The Crown S4 (TV Series)
Set in the late 70’s – 80’s. Renewed for S5 & S6, with Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II. Claire Foy will also reprise her role as a younger Queen Elizabeth.

December 2020

Dec 2020 – Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S4 (TV Series)
Renewed! There might be a S5.

25 Dec 2020 UK / 2020 US/Canada (Masterpiece) – Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas Special (TV Series)

25 Dec 2020 UK/ Canada/US (PBS) – BBC One’s Call the Midwife S9: Christmas Special (TV series)

Dec 2020 USSeacole (movie)
Biographical film set during the Crimean War about British-Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who cared for the wounded British soldiers.

Unknown Dates

2020 UK / 2020 US/Canada (Masterpiece) – Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
New adaptation of James Herriot’s books on country veterinarians in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930’s. Six episodes plus a Christmas special.

2020 Canada/US – Netflix’s High Seas S3 / Alta Mar S3 (TV series)

2020 US – Ammonite (movie)
Set in 1840’s England inspired by the life of Mary Anning.

2020? – Apple TV+’s The Banker (TV movie)
Set in the 1950s-1960’s about the first two African-American bankers. Release halted whilst Apple looks into accusations by a daughter of the protagonist.

2020 US/Canada (Masterpiece) / 23 Jun 2019 UK – ITV’s Beecham House (TV series) 
Six-part drama set in the 19th century in Delhi (before the British ruled that region) about the residents of Beecham House.

2020 UK / 2020 US (Epix) – ITV’s Belgravia (TV Series)
Adapted from Julian Fellowes’ novel of the same name set in the Napoleonic era and 1840’s.

2020 – Netflix’s Bridgerton (TV series)
Eight-part series adapted from Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series set in the Regency era.

2020 Ireland – RTE’s Dead Still (TV miniseries)
Six episodes set in Dublin in the 1880s about a postmortem memorial photographer who investigates the murder of the deceased.

2020? UK – BBC One’s Death Comes As The End (TV miniseries)
Three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel set in Ancient Egypt in 2000 BC.

2020 – Netflix’s The Devil All the Time (movie)
Book-to-movie adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s novel set in Ohio in the 1960’s about a group of people suffering from the effects of WWII.

2020? – Apple TV+’s Dickinson S2 (TV series)

2020 UK – Netflix’s The Dig (TV movie)
Based on John Preston’s novel of the same name. Set in 1938 about archaeologist Basil Brown’s (Ralph Fiennes) excavation of Sutton Hoo on Mrs Edith Pretty’s (Carey Mulligan) property.

2020? UK – BBC One’s The Elephant Man (TV miniseries)
Two-part drama on Joseph Merrick.

2020 UK / 2020 Canada/US (Masterpiece) – ITV’s Endeavour S7 (TV series)
Renewed for S8.

2020 – Netflix’s The English Game (TV Series)
Six-part drama penned by Julian Fellowes on the history of football (soccer).

2020 – Enola Holmes (movie)
Based on Nancy Springer’s novel series about Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’  teenage sister, starring Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes.

2020 US – The French Dispatch (movie)
About an American newspaper agency in 1950’s Paris.

2020 UK / US (HBO) – BBC One’s Gentleman Jack S2 (TV series)
Eight episodes.

2020? US – HBO’s The Gilded Age (TV series)
Ten-part drama penned by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) set in New York in 1885 around the upper New York society. Might even feature a young Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham.

2020 – Hulu’s The Great (TV series)
Starring Elle Fanning as young Catherine the Great.

2020?The Great War (movie)
Set during the last days of WWI when a group of American soldiers go out to rescue one of their lost platoons.

2020 UK – CBBC’s Hetty Feather S6 (TV series)
Series finale with three episodes?

2020 – Netflix’s Jingle Jangle (TV movie)
A holiday musical set in an imaginary world (Victorian era?) about an eccentric toymaker and his adventurous granddaughter and their magical inventions.

2020? – ZDF’s Ku’damm 63 (TV miniseries)
Third series of Ku’damm 56 (2016) and sequel to Ku’damm 59 (2018) with three episodes set in Berlin in 1963. 

2020 Worldwide (Netflix) – The Last Kingdom S4 (TV Series)

2020?Leonardo (TV series)
Eight episodes on Leonardo Da Vinci (Aidan Turner) through his works.

2020?Liberté: A Call To Spy (movie)
Inspired by true stories. Set during WWII about the SOE who recruit two female spies to undermine the Nazis in France.

2020 USLouis Wain (movie)
Set in the 19th Century about English artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch).

2020? UK (BBC Two) / NZ (TVNZ) – The Luminaries (TV series)
Six-part series adapted from Eleanor Catton’s novel of the same name. Adventure mystery set in New Zealand’s South Island during the 1860’s Gold Rush.

2020? / 11 Sept 2019 Canada (TIFF) – Lyrebird (movie)
Based on a true story. Set just after the war in the Netherlands about a soldier who investigates Dutch artist Han van Meegeren.

2020 – Netflix’s Mank (TV movie)
TV film about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s adaptation of Orsen Welles’ 1941 movie ‘Citizen Kane’.

2020 UKMary Anning & the Dinosaur Hunters (TV miniseries)
A two-part biopic on English fossil collector, Mary Anning, during the 19th Century.

Early 2020 Worldwide (Netflix) / 2-11 Dec 2019 Italy (Rai 1) – Medici: Masters of Florence S3 / Medici The Magnificent: Final Season S2 (TV series)
Series finale with eight episodes continuing from where S2 left off.

2020 US – Medieval (movie)
Set in the 14th Century about Czech warlord Jan Zizka who defeated the Teutonic Order and Holy Roman Empire armies. Thank you Zuzana!

 2020 US (Masterpiece) / Canada (CBC) / 2020? UK (Alibi) – A+E’s Miss Scarlet and the Duke (TV series)
Six part drama set in 1880’s London about its first-ever female detective (played by Kate Phillips).

2020 UK – BBC Two’s The North Water (TV Miniseries)
Four-part thriller adapted from Ian McGuire’s novel set in the UK and the Arctic in the late 1850’s about an ex-army surgeon who joins a whaling expedition. 

2020 UK / US (Amazon Prime) – BBC One’s The Pale Horse (TV Series)
A two-part (60 min each) adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1961 novel set during the same time period.

2020 UK – BBC One’s Peaky Blinders S6 (TV Series)
Expected to be set in 1934.

2020 UK – BBC One’s The Pursuit of Love (TV Miniseries) 
Three-part drama based on Nancy Mitford’s first novel in a trilogy about an upper class English family. Set before and during WWII.

2020 UK – Netflix’s Rebecca (TV movie) 
Adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name. Starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, Keeley Hawes, Kristin Scott Thomas, etc.

2020 UK – ITV’s The Singapore Grip (TV Series)
Six-part adaptation of J.G. Farrell’s novel of the same name about a British family living in Singapore during WWII.

2020 US – Starz’s The Spanish Princess S2 (TV Series)
The series concludes with eight episodes.

2020? UK (BBC Four) / 28 Oct 2018 Norway – NRK’s State of Happiness / Lykkeland (TV series)
Eight episodes set between 1969-72 in a small coastal town in Norway that’s just struck oil about four main characters and their experiences.

2020 UK – BBC One’s Taboo S2 (TV series)

2020 Sweden / 2020? US/Canada (SundanceNow) – SVT’s Vår tid är nu (Our Time is Now) / The Restaurant S4 (TV series)
Episode 1 is a Christmas special set in Stockholm in the summer of 1951. The series continues in 2020 with the 1960’s.

2020 – Cinemax’s Warrior S2 (TV Series)
Set in the late 1870s in San Francisco’s Chinatown about a martial arts prodigy.

Summer? 2020 Canada (CBC) / 5 May 2019 US – Hallmark’s When Calls The Heart S6 (TV series)

2020? UK – BBC Two’s Wolf Hall S2 (TV series)
Based on Hilary Mantel’s forthcoming novel, ‘The Mirror and the Light’ (to be published in March 2020).

2020 UK / US/Canada (Masterpiece) – BBC One’s World on Fire S2 (TV series)

Period Dramas in 2021 – 2022

2021 Canada/US – Netflix’s High Seas S4 / Alta Mar S4 (TV series)

2021? – Babylon Berlin S4 (TV series)

2021? (Netflix) / 2021? France – TF1’s Le Bazar de la Charite / The Bonfire of Destiny S2 (TV series)
Might be renewed.

2021 UK / 2021 Canada/US (PBS) – BBC One’s Call the Midwife S10 (TV series)
8 episodes plus a Christmas Special.

2022 UK / 2022 Canada/US (PBS) – BBC One’s Call the Midwife S11 (TV series)
8 episodes plus a Christmas Special.

2021 UK / 2021 Canada/US (Masterpiece) – ITV’s Endeavour S8 (TV series) 

2021 UK – BBC One’s Father Brown S9 (TV series) 
10 episodes.

2021? – Apple TV+’s Masters of the Air (TV miniseries)
Follow up to ‘Band of Brothers’ and ‘The Pacific’ about the 8th Air Force during WWII.

2021? – Outlander S6 (TV series)
12 episodes based on ‘A Breath of Snow and Ashes’.

2021? UK – BBC One’s Peaky Blinders S7 (TV Series)
Series finale which will end with the air raid sirens in Birmingham during WWII.

22 Dec 2021 US / 24 Dec 2021 UK – Sherlock Holmes 3 (movie)
Sequel to Sherlock Holmes 2 with Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock.

2021? Norway – NRK’s Vintertronen / The Winter Throne (TV series)
Norway’s “The Crown” series based on the eight novels by Tor Bomann-Larsen about King Haakon VII of Norway and his journey to becoming king in 1905. Thank you Royal Central!

Period Dramas In Development / Rumours

  • Bach (movie) – Starring Gerard Depardieu as J.S. Bach.
  • Starz’s Becoming Elizabeth (TV series)
    Eight episode series by British playwright Anya Reiss about the young Elizabeth I before she came to the throne.
  • US – Charlotte (TV mini-series)
    Set in the South before the Civil War.
  • The Chess Machine (movie)
  • Apple TV+’s A Christmas Carol (TV movie)
    A musical starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell.
  • The Custom of the Country (TV movie)
    Adapted from Edith Wharton’s 1913 novel.
  • Starz’s Dangerous Liaisons (TV series)
    Eight episode series inspired by the 18th Century French novel told from the Marquise de Merteuil’s perspective. BBC was originally going to develop the series. Will be available via Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime.
  • Downton Abbey Movie Sequel (movie)
    The second DA movie will happen but they will need time to come out with a story.
  • Dr. Jekyll and Dr. Hyde (movie)
    Planned adaptation by Guillermo del Toro.
  • Emma and Nelson (movie)
  • Emperor (movie)
    Epic drama about a young girl who seeks revenge on Holy Roman Emperor Charles V after the death of her father.
  • Empire Rising (movie)
    An adaptation of Thomas Kelly’s novel set in 1930’s Manhattan.
  • Empress Catherine (movie)
    Starring Violetta Komyshan (potentially) or Keira Knightley as Catherine the Great.
  • Flying Horse (movie)
    About photographer Eadweard Muybridge following the affair between his wife and another man.
  • Frankenstein (movie)
    Planned adaptation by Guillermo del Toro.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow (TV series)
    Adaptation of Amor Towles’ novel about a Russian count who is under house arrest at the Hotel Metropol in Moscow from 1922-52.
  • Televisa USA’s Gran Hotel (TV series)
    A remake of Spain’s Gran Hotel but set in 1950’s (pre-Castro) Cuba.
  • Showtime’s Hedy Lamarr Project (TV miniseries)
    Gal Gadot will portray Hedy Lamarr.
  • Untitled Josephine Baker Drama (movie)
    Book-to-film adaptation of Josephine Baker’s Last Dance by Sherry Jones. Paula Patton will star in and produce the film. Thank you Maaja!
  • Josephine and Napoleon (TV series)
    Eight-part drama in English about Josephine (Berenice Bejo) and Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • Lady Detective (TV)
    Based on the novel, The Revelations of a Lady Detective, from the Victorian era.
  • Disney’s Marley (TV movie)
    Disney’s musical version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ told through the eyes of Scrooge’s business partner, Marley.
  • Mary Barton (TV)
  • Mission to Paris (movie)
    Based on the novel. Set in 1938 in Paris.
  • New Amsterdam (movie)
    About NYC when it was a Dutch settlement called New Amsterdam.
  • The Nightingale (movie)
    Adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s novel about two sisters in France during WWII.
  • The Northman (movie)
    Viking saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th Century.
  • The Other Typist (movie)
    Set in 1924 in NYC at the height of Prohibition. Produced by and starring Keira Knightley.
  • Epix’s Pennyworth S2 (TV series)
    Set in 1950s-60s about Alfred Pennyworth, who ends up working for Bruce Wayne’s father.
  • US – The Personal History of Rachel Dupree (movie)
    Based on the novel of the same name by Ann Weisgarber about an African-American couple, Rachel and Isaac Dupree, who raise their family in a ranch in the Badlands, South Dakota during the early 1900’s. Starring Viola Davis, Quvenzhané Wallis, etc.
  • BBC’s A Place of Greater Safety (TV)
    Adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s historical fiction set during the French revolution.
  • Poldark (movie)
    Continuation of series on the big screen if approved.
  • Queen Charlotte (TV Series)
    Series on Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III, who discovers she has ‘Moorish ancestry’.
  • Randi (Of Corset’s Mine) (movie)
  • The Red Man’s View (movie)
    Set during the American Civil War about a small Native American Shoshone Band who are forced from their land.
  • The Rising: 1916 (movie)
    ‘Follows the events that led famine Ireland to free Ireland – the 1916 Easter Rising Rebellion and the driving force behind it, Seán MacDiarmada, hero to Michael Collins.’ – IMDB. Cast includes Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Brendan Coyle, Fiona Shaw, Michael Neeson (as Michael Collins), Colin Morgan, David O’Hara, etc.
  • The Rothschilds / Five Arrows (TV series)
    Set in the 19th Century about the Rothschild dynasty. Penned by Julian Fellowes.
  • The Serpent and the Moon (TV)
    Julian Fellowes will pen a TV adaptation of Princess Michael of Kent’s novel about Catherine de Medici, Henri II of France, and Diane de Poitiers.
  • It’s Showtime Siberia!(movie)
    Based on a true story and set during the Great War. Stars Gerard Depardieu, Sarah Bolger, Jamie Campbell-Bower, etc.
  • Disney+’s The Sword in the Stone (movie)
    A live-action film of the Disney cartoon; still casting.
  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday (movie)
    Set around 1947. Biopic on legendary African-American jazz singer Billie Holiday (portrayed by Andra Day). Currently filming in Montreal.
  • Velikaya S2 (TV series)
    About Catherine the Great from 1762-1775.
  • Rai’s Velvet (TV Series)
    Italy’s remake of Spain’s Velvet.
  • BBC One’s A Very English Scandal S2 (TV mini series)
    Set in 1963 about British socialite Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll’s sex scandal.
  • Vivling (TV Series)
    Series on the personal and professional life of Vivien Leigh, starring Natalie Dormer as Leigh.

Whilst you wait for the new dramas, you can visit Period Dramas 2019 to catch up on this year’s films before the year’s over.