We’re always trying to track what historical costume movies and TV shows are coming up. I always feel like we’ve Just Posted one of these, and then I go check and it’s been months. So, yay, we get some new stuff! As always, you can keep an eye on what’s forthcoming on our Upcoming Movies page! Editor’s note: Due to the ongoing pandemic and the current Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes, some theatrical releases are being rescheduled, so please be patient as we update our Upcoming Movies page. Note that all dates are for the U.S.
A Haunting in Venice (Sept. 15)
Jeanne du Barry (Sept. 29)
Priscilla (Oct. 6)
A look at the relationship between Priscilla and Elvis Presley. Costumes by Stacey Battat.
Lessons in Chemistry (Oct. 13 on Apple TV)
A woman’s dream of being a chemist in the early 1960s is put on hold when she finds herself pregnant, alone, and fired from her lab. Costumes by Mirren Gordon-Crozier.
Killers of the Flower Moon (Oct. 20)
Members of the Osage tribe are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major F.B.I. investigation. Costumes by Jacqueline West.
The Gilded Age, Season 2 (Oct. 29)
Napoleon (Nov. 22)
A Napoleon Bonaparte biopic directed by Ridley Scott and starring Joaquin Phoenix. Costumes by Janty Yates. I have some thoughts about the trailer, but not enough for a whole post, so I’ll just say, WTFrock is Marie-Antoinette wearing on her way to the guillotine, and why does Josephine look like she’s in The Craft in her first introduction?
Wonka (Dec. 15)
A Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory origin story set in the early 20th century. Costumes by Lindy Hemming.
The Color Purple (Dec. 25)
Musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel set in the early 1900s. Costumes by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.
When Will It Get a U.S. Release?
The Gallows Pole
Miniseries set at the start of the industrial revolution in 18th-c. Yorkshire and based on the novel by by Benjamin Myers. Costumes by Emma Rees.
The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan
The story of one of the Three Musketeers. Costumes by Thierry Delettre. There’s also a sequel called “Milady,” but I’ll settle for even one of them getting released here?
No U.S. Release Date
Not a trailer, rather a clip:
In the Fire
A New York doctor treats a boy in remote village, sparking a war of science versus religion in the 1890s. Costumes by Sabrina Beretta.
Not a trailer, rather a clip:
What Else Is Coming Up?
No trailers yet available, but here’s a look at a few other upcoming productions:
The Buccaneers (Nov. 8 on Apple TV)
A new adaption of Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel. Costumes by Kate Carin.
The Artful Dodger (Nov. 29 on Disney+)
Per IMDB: “Set in 1850s Australia, the series follows adult double life of Charles Dickens’ famous prince of thieves Dodger now a surgeon, but who can’t shake his predilection for crime.” No costume designer listed, but Disney released a few pics.
Belgravia: The Next Chapter (MGM+)
Picking up the story in 1871 with young Lord Trenchard, unaware of his true parentage. Costumes by Phoebe De Gaye.
You can see some behind-the-scenes filming pics at the Daily Mail.
The Decameron (Netflix)
The Leopard (Netflix)
TV series based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa about Italian unification in the 1860s. Costumes by Carlo Poggioli & Edoardo Russo.
Mary & George (AMC)
Miniseries about the Countess of Buckingham who molded her son to seduce King James I. Costumes by Annie Symons.
Three Little Birds (ITV/Britbox)
Miniseries following three women who leave Jamaica for Great Britain in the 1950s. Costumes by Mena Martinez.
Which of these upcoming productions has you most excited?