Costume and Period Drama Coming in 2017

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Updated: Mar 02, 2017

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The Viceroy’s House 2017
US 03/00
UK 03/00
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03/0103/01Anthropoid

Amazon 03/01
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03/0103/01Chicago 2002

Netflix & Amazon 03/01
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03/0203/02The Dressmaker

Amazon 03/02
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03/0203/02Emma 1996

Amazon 03/02
03/05uknTime After Time
US 03/05
13 episodes
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03/10unkThe Ottoman Lieutenant
US 3/10
trailer
03/10uknBrimstone
US 03/10
Film
Brimstone
03/1103/11Churchill's Secret 2016
US/UK 03/11
Amazon
03/1703/17Beauty and the Beast
US/UK 03/17
Film
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03/170512 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
US 3/17
UK 5/12
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03/1703/16The Last Kingdom
03/16 - UK
03/17 - Netflix int'l
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03/2404/21Their Finest 2016trailer

Mar 24 Hulu
03/2403/24Another Woman's Sontrailer
03/26completedTo Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisterstrailer
03/29unkHarlot
Hulu series
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03/3105/17The Zookeeper's Wifetrailer
04/0004/1The Durrells S2trailer
04/0004/02Call of the Midwife S6trailer
04/08uknThe Son S1

AMC
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04/1403/31A Quiet Passiontrailer
04/1406/15Tommy’s Honour

true story
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04/2103/24The Lost City of Z

(Amazon)
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05/12Anne (TV)

Netflix
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05/1205/12King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 2017trailer
05/2605/26Pirates of the Caribbean: DeadMen Tell No Tales 2017trailer
06/3006/23The Beguiledtrailer
07/14unkMy Cousin Racheltrailer
07/2107/21Dunkirktrailer
09/009/01The Limehouse Golemtrailer

 

Unknown Dates

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.

The White Princess

Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen’s daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

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.

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.

Written by Anonymous

The Current War

Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people. Benedict Cumberbatch

HHhH (aka 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”.

Written by The Producer

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.

 

Granchester S3

Eavesdropping on the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming, crime-fighting clergyman, and his partner in crime Police Inspector Geordie Keating, became a highlight for the audience who revelled in their on screen partnership. Geordie’s plain-speaking, down to earth approach to policing complemented Sidney’s more gentle technique of coaxing information from witnesses and suspects. Their unlikely pairing became a true friendship as each offered a different insight into the crimes they unravelled.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

The Exception (aka The Kaiser’s Last Kiss) *Theater

During the 1940 invasion of the Netherlands, a lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and a young Jewish Dutch woman with consequences that neither they nor the Kaiser himself could have foreseen

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.

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.

Jamestown (tv series)

A drama about three fictional women sent to Jamestown as brides for settlers in 1617.

Gunpowder

Guy Falks, starring Kit Harington

Will

A drama about the lost years of young William Shakespeare after his arrival to London in 1589 — when theatre was like rock and roll and a young man with a dream changed the world with his words. century.

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

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

Interlude in Prague

Aneurin Barnard plays Mozart. James Purefoy, Samantha Barks

 

Loving Vincent (UK)

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

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.

Voice from the Stone (US) *Theater

Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting and suspenseful story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.

Drawing Home (US)

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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Genius (tv series) status: filming

The series will explore how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life yet managed to go on to develop the theory of relativity. Geoffrey Rush as Einstein

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

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.

Harriet 2017

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

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.

The Little Hours

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

Lizzie 2017

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

Maigret: Night at the Crossroads
Outlander S3
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.

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.

Poldark S3
Queen of the Desert (2015) >>trailer Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis, Robert Patinson
Voice from the Stone US April 28 UK ukn.

Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting and suspenseful story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.

The Gilded Age- TV series – A look at lives of millionaires living in New York during the 1800s. Julian Fellows (in development)
The Secret Scripture – Film -A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital. (Film Festivals through 2016)
The Promise – Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Swallows and Amazons – Adaptation of a 1930s children’s book.
The Mad Whale – “Inmates at a women’s mental asylum stage a theatrical production of Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick.'”
The Rising – (USA) A farmer’s son leads a secret rebellion against the largest empire the world has ever known. Official Site (development unknown)
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.
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.
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?

Written by Lance Nielsen

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.

 

 

 

Scripted, In Development, Rumored, little updated status information

  • 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
  • All The Queen’s Men
  • Mistborn: Final Empire

2018

 

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

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 – Feud is an 8-episode series that will offer a seductive, insightful look at what lies behind legendary personality conflicts. The first installment of Feud tells the story of the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time—Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, and how they came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers. The result, the critically acclaimed and box office smash What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ultimately received five Academy Awards nominations and became a cult classic. But for its leads, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, the real horror was working together.

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

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.