Upcoming Period Dramas 2023 – Future

Welcome to the 10th annual Upcoming Period Dramas post (a list of historical dramas and costume dramas set in a specific time period)!

This year’s featured photo won’t be featuring a couple. This photo is from The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan.

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this for 10 years now. It all began with this post for Period Dramas coming out in 2013 (and what wonderful historical dramas there were!), when it was just a list of films in alphabetical order with trailers. It was then followed by a Review of all the Period Dramas I had seen in 2013.

I would like to thank my faithful visitors for your support and for informing of me of upcoming period dramas that I have missed! I apologise that I am still terrible at responding so thank you very much for your patience!

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. For a complete list of all period dramas, you can visit my my imdb lists.

Last updated: 5 January 2023

January 2023

1 January 2023 UK | 19 March 2023 @ 8pm US/Canada (PBS) – BBC One’s Call the Midwife S12 (TV Series)
Set in 1968. Plus Christmas Special.

6 January 2023 UK | Early 2023 US (PBS) – BBC One’s Father Brown S10 (TV Series)
10 episodes.

6 January 2023 | 23 December 2022 US (cinema – limited) – Netflix’s The Pale Blue Eyes (Movie)
Gothic horror movie based on Louis Bayard’s novel set in 1830. Veteran detective Augustus Landor (Christian Bale) and Edgar Allan Poe, a young cadet at the United States Military Academy in New York, investigates a series of murders at the academy.

6 January 2023 Canada (CBC) | 28 Nov 2018 UK (BBC Two) / 26 Nov 2018 Ireland (RTE One)Death and Nightingales (TV miniseries) Just updated!
Based on the 1992 novel of the same name. Set in Ireland in 1885.

7 January 2023 Canada (Crave) | 22 April 2022 – The Northman (Movie)
Viking saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th Century.

8 January 2023 @ 8pm US (Masterpiece PBS) | Early 2023 UK (Alibi) – A+E’s Miss Scarlet and the Duke S3 (TV Series)
Renewed for S4.

8 January 2023 @ 9pm US (Masterpiece PBS) | 15 September 2022 @ 9pm UK – Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small S3 (TV Series)

12 January 2023 – Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla S2 (TV Series)

20 January 2023 UK | 23 December 2022 US/Canada Babylon (Movie)
Set in Hollywood in the late 1920s as it was transitioning from silent films to talkies with a mix of historical and fictional characters.

27 January 2023 Canada (Crave) | 13 October 2021 FranceEiffel (Movie)
Fictional romantic drama about Gustav Eiffel and his childhood sweetheart, Adrienne Bourgès.

February 2023

None at the moment

March 2023

6 March 2023 US | UK (Sky Atlantic) – HBO’s Perry Mason S2 (TV Series)

16 March 2023 GermanySisi & Ich (Movie)
Film about Empress Sisi of Austria told from the point of view of her last lady-in-waiting, Irma Sztáray.

19 March 2023 @ 9pm US/Canada (Masterpiece) | UK (Britbox) – Masterpiece PBS’s Sanditon S3 (TV series)
Series finale.

19 March 2023 @ 10pm US/Canada (PBS) | 31 October 2022 France | 29 December 2022 UK (BBC2) – Canal+’s Marie Antoinette (TV Series)
Eight part series on the young Marie Antoinette. Starring Emilia Schüle as Marie Antoinette.

April 2023

5 April 2023 France The Three Musketeers – D’Artagnan (Movie)
Starring Eva Green as Milady de Winter, Vincent Cassel as Athos, etc. This French adaptation will include Hannibal, based on the true story of the first Black musketeer in France, Louis Anniaba.

May 2023

None at the moment

June 2023

Summer 2023 US/Canada (W Network) – Starz’s Outlander S7 (TV Series)
16 episodes.

July 2023

21 July 2023 USOppenheimer (Movie)
Cillian Murphy stars as American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the ‘father of the atomic bomb’.

August 2023

None at the moment

September 2023

None at the moment

October 2023

None at the moment

November 2023

None at the moment

December 2023

13 December 2023 France The Three Musketeers – Milady (Movie) 
Starring Eva Green as Milady de Winter, Vincent Cassel as Athos, etc. This French adaptation will include Hannibal, based on the true story of the first Black musketeer in France, Louis Anniaba.

Period Dramas 2023 – Beyond

2023 – Netflix’s Bridgerton S3 (TV Series)
Based on ‘Romancing Mr. Bridgerton’.

2023-24 Canada (CBC) – Bones of Crows: The Series (Movie)
Five-part hour-long series that is an expanded version of the film.

2024 – BBC One’s Call the Midwife S13 (TV Series)
Plus Christmas Special.

2025? – BBC One’s Call the Midwife S14 (TV Series)

2023? – Sky One’s Das Boot S4 (TV Series)

2023 – Netflix’s The Empress S2 (TV Series)
Six-part drama about Empress Elisabeth of Austria (aka Sissi). S1 will focus on her first few months as a young empress. Thank you, Svenja!

Early 2023 – ITV’s Endeavour S9 (TV Series)
Series finale.

2023 – HBO’s The Gilded Age S2 (TV Series)

2023 – ITV’s Grantchester S8 (TV Series)

2023 | France 2024 (Netflix) – Jeanne du Barry (Movie)
Biopic on Jeanne du Barry (played by Maïwenn), the last mistress of Louis XV (played by Johnny Depp).

2023 Canada – CBC’s Macy Murdoch (TV Series)
Eight-part Murdoch Mysteries spinoff on Detective William Murdoch’s 16-year-old time-travelling great-great-great-granddaughter who travels back in time to 1910 with her two friends to absolve Detective Murdoch of a murder he did not commit.

2023 – Netflix’s Midnight at the Pera Palace S2 (TV Series)
Eight-part drama about a present-day journalist who finds herself in a historic hotel in Istanbul in 1919 and must help stop a plot that could change the future of Turkey. Thank you Mireia!

2024? UK (Alibi) | 2024? US (Masterpiece PBS) – A+E’s Miss Scarlet and the Duke S4 (TV Series)

2023 – Amazon Prime’s My Lady Jane (TV Series)
Retelling based on the YA historical fiction by Cynthia Hand about Lady Jane Grey where Lady Jane saves herself and her kingdom.

2023 The Nightingale (Movie)
Adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s novel about two sisters in France during WWII. Starring sister actors Elle and Dakota Fanning.

2023Peaky Blinders (Movie)
Set in WWII.

2023 – Netflix’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (TV Series)
Prequel about young Queen Charlotte. It will also feature the backstories of Lady Danbury and Violet Bridgerton.

2024 – Disney+’s Snow White (Movie)
Starring Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen.

2023 UK – ITV’s Three Little Birds (TV Miniseries)
Six episodes written by Sir Lenny Henry who was inspired by his mother’s stories about leaving Jamaica in the 1950s for Great Britain.

2023 UKUS/Canada (Masterpiece PBS) – BBC One’s World on Fire S2 (TV Series)

Period Dramas in Development / Rumoured Period Dramas

  • Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small S4 (TV Series)
  • Audrey Hepburn biopic (Movie)
    Starring Rooney Mara as Audrey.
  • BBCOne’s Around the World in 80 Days S2 (TV Series)
  • BBC’s Brideshead Revisited (TV Series)
    A remake of the 1945 novel by Evelyn Waugh with Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, etc. – Put on hold.
  • Netflix’s Bridgerton S4 (TV Series)
  • Apple TV+’s The Buccaneers (TV Series)
    Another adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel set in the 1870s about five wealthy American girls who seek titled English husbands during the London Season. Thank you, Leilah!
  • Catherine the Great (Movie)
    Starring Violetta Komyshan (potentially) or Keira Knightley as Catherine the Great.
  • Charlotte (TV Miniseries)
    Set in the South before the Civil War.
  • The Chess Machine (Movie)
    An action thriller written by Julian Fellowes based on true events. Set in late 18th Century Italy.
  • Corto Maltese (Movie)
    Set at the dawn of the 20th Century about Corto Maltese, the fictional sailor and adventurer by Italian comic book creator, Hugo Pratt.
  • The Custom of the Country (TV Movie)
    Adapted from Edith Wharton’s 1913 novel.
  • Starz’s Dangerous Liaisons S2 (TV Series) – shelved
  • 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.
  • Dr. Jekyll and Dr. Hyde (Movie)
    Planned adaptation by Guillermo del Toro.
  • Firebrand (Movie)
    Starring Alicia Vikander as Catherine Parr in a movie about Catherine Parr and Henry VIII’s marriage.
  • Starz’s Untitled Eleanor of Aquitaine Series (TV Series)
    A new series on Eleanor of Aquitaine based on Alison Weir’s Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life and Captive Queen.
  • BBC One’s The Elephant Man (TV Miniseries)
    Two-part drama on Joseph Merrick.
  • 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.
  • Five Arrows (TV Series)
    Set in the 19th Century about the Rothschild dynasty. Penned by Julian Fellowes.
  • Flying Horse (Movie)
    About photographer Eadweard Muybridge following the affair between his wife and another man.
  • Untitled Fred Astaire Biopic (Movie)
    Starring Tom Holland as Fred Astaire.
  • Frankenstein (Movie)
    Planned adaptation by Guillermo del Toro.
  • Untitled Gene Kelly Movie (Movie)
    Set in 1952 about a 12-year-old boy working at the MGM Lot who meets and befriends Gene Kelly. Starring Chris Evans as Gene Kelly (rumoured).
  • 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.
  • RTVE’s Glow & Darkness (TV Series)
    About St Francis of Assisi and the historical figures during his lifetime.
  • ITV’s The Great Gatsby (TV Series)
    New adaptation by Michael Hirst with a more inclusive and diverse cast that will more accurately depict New York’s Jazz subculture and African American population.
  • Showtime’s Hedy Lamarr Project (TV Miniseries)
    Gal Gadot will portray Hedy Lamarr.
  • The Hood (Movie)
    Benedict Cumberbatch to star in a movie about the Peasants’ Revolt in England.
  • How to Stop Time (Movie)
    Adaptation of Matt Haig’s time-travelling novel, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • ABC Signature’s Josephine (TV Series)
    Ruth Negga will play Josephine Baker.
  • Josephine Baker’s Last Dance (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.
  • The Lost Wife (Movie)
    Book-to-film adaptation of Alyson Richman’s novel set in Prague. Daisy Ridley stars as a Polish art student who is separated from her beloved during WWII.
  • Royal House of Savoy / Marie-José (TV Series) 
    Series on Marie-José, the last Queen of Italy from her days as a young Belgian princess to her marriage to Umberto (Umberto II).
  • Royal House of Savoy / Marie-José (Movie) 
  • Disney’s Marley (TV Movie)
    A musical version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ told through the eyes of Scrooge’s business partner, Marley.
  • Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S5 (TV Series)
    Series finale.
  • Mary Anning & the Dinosaur Hunters (TV Miniseries)
    A two-part biopic on English fossil collector, Mary Anning, during the 19th Century.
  • 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. Nine episodes.
  • Mission to Paris (Movie)
    Based on the novel. Set in 1938 in Paris.
  • Masterpiece PBS’s Miss Austen (Miniseries)
    Four hour miniseries based on Gill Hornby’s novel about the lives and loves of Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra. Thank you, Gay!
  • Masterpiece PBS’s Mrs. Churchill (TV Series)
    Five-part drama on Clementine, the wife of Winston Churchill.
  • Apple TV+’s Napoleon (Movie)
    Starring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon and Vanessa Kirby as Empress Josephine.
  • New Amsterdam (Movie)
    About NYC when it was a Dutch settlement called New Amsterdam.
  • Apple TV+’s The New Look (TV Series)
    Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, this film will explore Christian Dior’s rise to fame and his contemporary rivals, including Coco Chanel, Balmain, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent. Thank you, Valerie!
  • Starz’s Outlander: Blood of My Blood (TV Series)
    Prequel that follows the love story of Jamie Fraser’s parents.
  • Hulu’s The Other Typist (TV Series)
    Set in 1924 in NYC at the height of Prohibition. Produced by and starring Keira Knightley.
  • FranceParis Police 1900 S2 (TV Series)
  • 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 1900s. Starring Viola Davis, Quvenzhané Wallis, etc.
  • 2023? – Disney+’s Peter Pan & Wendy (Movie)
    A live action film inspired by Peter Pan (1953 Disney animation).
  • BBC’s A Place of Greater Safety (TV)
    Adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s historical fiction set during the French revolution.
  • Pride and Prejudice (Movie)
    A darker adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel.
  • 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.
  • Seacole (Movie)
    Biographical film set during the Crimean War about British-Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who cared for the wounded British soldiers.
  • 2023? US – Starz’s The Serpent Queen S2 (TV Series)
    Eight part series based on Leonie Frieda’s book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France.
  • 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.
  • 2023Seven Kings Must Die (Movie) 
    The Last Kingdom feature film following S5.
  • Sherlock Holmes 3 (Movie)
    Sequel to Sherlock Holmes 2 with Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock.
  • Disney+’s The Sword in the Stone (Movie)
    A live-action film of the Disney cartoon; still casting.
  • BBC One’s Taboo S2 (TV Series)
  • ABC’s Timewasters (TV Series)
    A US remake of the British comedy series. Set in New York in 1926.
  • 2023? UK – PBS/ITV’s Tom Jones (TV Miniseries)
    Four part miniseries set in the 18th Century based on Henry Fielding’s The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling.
  • Disney’s Tower of Terror (Movie)
    Based on the Disney attraction set in a 1930s Hollywood hotel. Starring Scarlett Johansson.
  • 2023 US (Masterpiece PBS) | 14 December 2022 UK – BBC Two’s Vienna Blood S3 (TV Miniseries)
  • Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla S3 (TV Series)
  • 2022 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!
  • Vivling (TV Series)
    Series on the personal and professional life of Vivien Leigh, starring Natalie Dormer as Leigh.
  • The War Rooms (TV Series)
    Focuses on the women who worked in Churchill’s secret bunker.
  • 2023? US – Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart S10 (TV Series)
  • The Winter King (TV Series)
    10-part returning series based on Bernard Cornwell’s Arthurian novel.
  • BBC Two’s Wolf Hall S2 (TV Series)
    Based on Hilary Mantel’s forthcoming novel, ‘The Mirror and the Light’ (published in March 2020).
  • A Woman of No Importance (Movie)
    Based on Sonia Purnell’s biography of Virginia Hall (Daisy Ridley), an American spy who worked for British intelligence during World War II.
  • Women in the Castle (Movie)
    Based on Jessica Shattuck’s novel about three widows of conspirators involved in the assassination attempt on Hitler who struggle with their past and Germany’s liberation.
  • Young Woman and the Sea (Movie)
    Biographical film about Trudy Ederle (Lily James) who became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Currently filming.

Whilst you wait for the new dramas, you can visit Period Dramas 2022 to catch up on 2022 films.

3 thoughts on “Upcoming Period Dramas 2023 – Future

  1. Pingback: Period Dramas 2022 | The Lady and the Rose

  2. Not so much a drama but here in the UK we had both seasons of Blackish spin-off Mixedish about a younger Rainbow Johnson set in 1985. Imagine a mix of Blackish and The Goldbergs and you pretty much have Mixedish.

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