Costume and Period Drama Coming in 2017

Updated: Apr 24, 2017

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Aftermath

In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.

 US

Alias Grace (tv series)

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A decade after, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall her past.

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Ashes in the Snow (US)

In 1941, an aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin’s brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. In a seemingly hopeless place, love is the only means of survival.

 Aspern Papers 2017

Development unknown

 Britannia 2017

Britannia is a drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure – returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia – a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful drods who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld. Or so they say. 10 episodes

Charlotte (tv mini)

During America’s tumultuous years before the Civil War, a Southern family struggles with being societies “upper-crust” while operating a profitable plantation and secretly pushing for the emancipation of slaves.

Drawing Home

Boston in the 1920s. A young East Coast debutante is dating the most eligible bachelor in the world, John D. Rockefeller III. Her future seems set: a dream life in the upper echelons of society. But when she least expects it, she meets a young painter from one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Their worlds are polar opposites. As their attraction turns their lives upside down, they soon face a universal question: Can you find “home” in another person? Inspired by a true story

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Emperor

Action epic about a young girl who seeks revenge on the holy roman Emperor Charles V for the death of her father. It happens in a world of wealth, debauchery, violent retaliations, sex, manipulation and treason… it’s the 16th century revisited.

Flying Horse

Gary Oldman’s first film as director in 20 years, and only his second ever, is a biopic of the pioneering 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, focusing on the affair between his wife, Flora, and Harry Larkyns, the theatre critic he kills. No casting confirmed, but Oldman had been chasing Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch. The man himself will play Muybridge’s prosecutor.

Gunpowder

Guy Falks, starring Kit Harington

Harriet 2017

The story of Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves from the South after escaping from slavery herself in 1849.

Interlude in Prague

Aneurin Barnard plays Mozart. James Purefoy, Samantha Barks

Journey’s End 2017

RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End is the seminal British play about WW1. Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.

Knightfall – TV series

A look at the final days of Knights Templar during the 14th century. (10 eps) – in development trailer
While we can expect second seasons of The Last Kingdom and White Princess this spring, there will be something mediaeval in Autumn for us as well since History Channel has just announced the launch of their new ten episode epic TV series KNIGHTFALL for this Autumn produced by Jeremy Renner who will guest star as well. Robin Hood’s Dominic Minghella will be the showrunner.
THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
Knights Templar were the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting the Holy Grail and harbouring secrets capable of destroying the Church itself. KNIGHTFALL goes deep into the inner sanctum of the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their clashes with both the King of France and Pope Boniface VIII, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution on Friday the 13th (a date which became synonymous with bad luck) the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. KNIGHTFALL takes you inside the world to find out who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing. The series focuses on Templar leader Sir Landry, a brave warrior discouraged by the Templars’ failures in the Holy Land who is reinvigorated by news that the Holy Grail has resurfaced. Tom Cullen, Julian Ovenden, Simon Merrells, Ed Stoppard and Jim Carter lead the cast.

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Lizzie 2017 

A young woman goes on a notorious ax-murdering rampage in Massachusetts at the turn of the century.

Loving Vincent (UK)

A feature film about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. (Large cast, including Aidan Turner)

Mary Shelly     A Storm in the Stars (UK)

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 years old Mary Wollstonecraft, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.

Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Outrageous

The VICTORIA WOODHULL Saga will be turned into a ten part mini series! As ‘Deadline’ reports, Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for U.S. President back in 1872. The series will chronicle the life of Woodhull and her sister Tennessee Claflin, who was the first woman to be invited to address Congress on the issue of women’s right to vote and the first woman to own a publishing house and newspaper, Woodhull & Claflin’s Weekly. They also were the first women to own and operate a New York brokerage house.

Peaky Blinders 2013- S4

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Pilgrimage (US)

In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril. Stars Richard Armitage

 

Pegasus Bridge 2017

In the early hours of the 6th of June 1944 Allied Airborne Forces launched one of most daring assaults in history. 181 men in 6 gliders landed at night to capture two bridges vital to the success of the D-Day landings, one of these would become known as Pegasus Bridge. The men who captured and held these objectives were led by two young charismatic and very different leaders. Major John Howard led the men of the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry who managed to land their gliders a stone’s throw from the bridge and Colonel Geoffrey Pine-Coffin led the men of the 7th Parachute Battalion who occupied the surrounding ground and held off the German counter attacks. Pegasus Bridge tells the story of these leaders and the young men who would follow them into battle. This film is a grand tale of real wartime heroism-the story follows an ensemble cast of key characters from their initial briefing on the operation in the UK and training through to the actual assault on the bridges, their capture and the desperate defence that followed in the immediate twenty-four hours. It is told not only from the British perspective but also through the eyes of the first French family to be liberated, the sweethearts left behind and several key German characters who were responsible for the defence of the area. As the British paratroopers and glider infantrymen struggle to hold off the ever increasing number of German forces will they will be relieved from the sea in time?

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Queen of the Desert (2015) >>trailer

Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis, Robert Patinson

Rogue Male

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in an adaptation of the classic British novel “Rogue Male” for Fox Searchlight. He will also produce with Lloyd Levin, Branwen Prestwood Smith and Beatriz Levin of Black Sheep Pictures. Also producing will be Adam Ackland of SunnyMarch, Cumberbatch’s production company.Michael Lesslie has been hired to write the screenplay. The thriller is about a hunter who attempts to assassinate a dictator but is caught, tortured and left for dead. When he escapes back home to England, he must hide out in a harsh, rural countryside while enemy agents and the police are in hot pursuit. The book was published in 1939 and the author, Geoffrey Household, said the dictator was intended to be a stand-in for Adolph Hitler.

Still Star-Crossed

A period drama that picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet leaves off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. Based on the book by Melinda Taub.

Swallows and Amazons

Adaptation of a 1930s children’s book.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, and Puddleglum set off on a journey to the land north of Narnia in order to rescue King Caspian’s stolen son, Rilian.

The Frankenstein Chronicles S2

ITV series (UK) – 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.

The Gilded Age- TV series –

look at lives of millionaires living in New York during the 1800s. Julian Fellows (in development)

The Happy Prince

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor. HUGE CAST

The Little Hours

A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.

The Mad Whale

“Inmates at a women’s mental asylum stage a theatrical production of Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick.’”

The Man with the Iron Heart 2017

1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the “Final Solution”.

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The Miniaturist

“The Miniaturist” is set in 1686 and stars Taylor-Joy, the break-out star of recent horror hits “The Witch” and “Split,” as a young country woman who arrives in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of a wealthy merchant (Hassell). When her husband presents her with a wedding gift of a cabinet that is a miniature replica of their home, furnished by an elusive miniaturist, she realises the tiny creations mirror what is happening within the household and appear to predict the future with disturbing precision. Garai plays Hassell’s cold and domineering sister.

The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

A heavily pregnant woman on an isolated, drought-stricken ranch is not certain if she can trust her husband to put her and their starving children before his own ambitions and is forced to take survival into her own hands.

The Rising

(USA) A farmer’s son leads a secret rebellion against the largest empire the world has ever known. Official Site (development unknown)

 

Velikaya S2

The story of Catherine the Great from the time she came to Russia as the bride of the heir to the Russian throne.

Scripted, In Development, Rumored, little updated status information

  • MarianThe story is based on the famous maid character from the Robin Hood folklore. After a conspiracy to conquer England in which the love of her life Robin Hood dies before her eyes, MARIAN picks up the cause to lead her people into a pivotal war. She comes to power, charging into a battle that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom but will see her don the mantle of the man she loved. In the process, she rises as a legend herself.
  • 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 Nightingale 2017 (pre-production) Starring Sam Claflin – 1829 Tasmania. A young convict woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family, takes an Aboriginal male outcast with her through the interior and gets much more than she bargained for.

2018

ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN

will be an action packed, modern feminist drama set during the imperialist British conquest of Old Ireland during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I depicting the little known, bitter rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and Grace O’Malley, who was Queen of the Irish Rebellions. It chronicles their struggles to survive in a Machiavellian political world dominated by ruthless men and quixotic loyalties.

2018 – Lewis and Clark – HBO series –

tells the story of the very first American expedition to cross the western portion of North America. They began in May 1804 leaving from St. Louis, Missouri near the Mississippi River. They finished their long and tedious adventure in September of 1806 into the area that was known at that time as the Spanish Territory. (3eps)

2018 Mary Poppins Return

2018 Red Mans View –

The story of a small Native American Shoshone band in an era when the American nation struggles with a changing radical government that during its ‘Civil’ war, that professes freedom for all, but incites destruction and the eradication of an entire people and its culture

2018 – Robin Hood,

Taron Egerton as Robin Hood, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet-rumored

2018  Snow Ponies

– Gerard Butler is back in action with the lead in Snow Ponies, the feature directorial debut of second-unit veteran Darrin Prescott (John Wick: Chapter 2, Black Panther). The script by Pat Healy was on the 2006 Black List. Sierra/Affinity is financing the project and will take it out to buyers at the European Film Market this month.

Snow Ponies follows a crew of seven hardened men who travel across a vicious landscape to deliver a mysterious package. Met by murderous bandits and brutal obstacles at every turn, they are forced to choose between survival and honor, loyalty and deceit — all the while wondering what secrets their precious cargo might contain. Production is set to begin this year.

 2018 The Favourite

Follows the political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts

 2018 Warrior Queen

The story of Nubian Queen Amanirenas, who ruled over one of the richest kingdoms in Ancient Africa and led a successful battle against the invading Roman Empire.

 

 

 

 

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