Here are all the upcoming historical costume movies and TV shows for winter and spring that have a trailer! As always, we’re tracking these and more on our Upcoming Movies page.
Jane Got a Gun
Natalie Portman in a Western. In theaters January 29, 2016.
The British Home Guard (older men who volunteered to defend the home front, if needed) during World War II. Starring Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones. In theaters February 5.
A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, and many more. In theaters February 5.
Jane Austen + zombies, starring Lily James, Lena Heady, and Matt Smith — check out our preview. In theaters February 5.
Season 4 begins February 18 on the History channel.
Donald and Kiefer Sutherland star in a western. In theaters February 19.
Gods of Egypt
A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt. Starring Gerard Butler. In theaters February 26.
Horror movie about ”a Puritan farmer and his family who have been exiled to live in the wilderness.” In theaters February 26.
Of Kings and Prophets
”A biblical drama centered around a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet, and a resourceful young shepherd.” Begins March 8 on ABC.
A group of slaves plan a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Begins March 9 on WGN.
Nicole Kidman stars in this biopic about Gertrude Bell, “traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.” FINALLY coming to theaters sometime in March.
Season 2 will start in March or April on Starz. There have been two trailers so far, we posted about the first one, here’s a more recent one:
Three stories based on early 17th-century fairy tales. It’s been making the film festival circuit for a while, now it will be released for streaming in the US on April 22.
The Legend of Tarzan
“Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.” With Christoph Waltz, Alexander Skarsgård, and more. Coming to theaters July 1.
Unknown Release Dates
Mostly British productions that we’re eagerly awaiting in the US:
Agatha Christie adaptation starring Aidan Turner, Charles Dance, and more. Released in 2015 in the UK, we’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
“What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.” Helen McCrory plays Elizabeth I. Released in 2015 in the UK, we’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
Claire Foy as Elizabeth II, from her reign to the present day. Coming sometime this year to Netflix.
BBC TV miniseries, of 20 half-hour episodes, where Charles Dickens’ characters such as Mr. Micawber, Scrooge, and Oliver Twist break free from their books and run into each other. Released in 2015 in the UK, we’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
Elvis & Nixon
A recreation of the meeting at the White House between Elvis Presley and President Nixon.
“Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th-century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.” Sean Bean stars. Coming sometime this year to A&E.
An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old. Released in 2015 in the UK, we’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
Houdini and Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini as an odd couple pair of super sleuths. Coming sometime this year to Fox.
“A mysterious Inspector investigates the wealthy Birling family and their dinner guests following the suicide of a young woman.” Released in 2015 in the UK, we’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
Jekyll and Hyde
A sequel to the classic novel, set in the 1930s. Released in 2015 in the UK, we’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
Set in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1870s, the ITV Studios drama will focus upon the shantytown of Jericho, created in the shadow of the viaduct its inhabitants have been brought together to build. We’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
We’ve reviewed it already. Released in 2015 in the UK, we’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
Life in Squares
An intimate and emotional drama for BBC Two about the revolutionary Bloomsbury group. Released in 2015 in the UK, we’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
We’ve reviewed it already. BBC TV movie starring Natalie Dormer as Lady Seymour Worsley, the English wife whose very virtue was put on trial in a 1782 court case that shocked the country. She left her husband for another man. Released in 2015 in the UK, we’re hoping for a 2016 US release.
The early days of Louis XIV’s kingship and the building of Versailles — check out our preview. Coming to TV sometime this year!
Which one are you looking forward to?