Upcoming and Current Period/Historical Dramas for 2015

There are quite a few TV mini-series period drama / historical / fictional historical shows that are upcoming.  Accordingly, we have made a list of a few of to them jot down (with anticipated release dates in 2015 as available at this point of writing):

Wolf Hall, based on the novels by Hilary Mantel, starts 21 January 9pm on BBC Two.


Mr Selfridge ITV Season 3: January 2015


The Musketeers Season Two BBC:  ETA Started January 2nd in the UK (BBC America airing begins January 17th)


Downton Abbey Season 5 (US airing) Currently airing in the USA (PBS):

Downton Abbey Season 6, Fall 2015 (UK air date), USA air date is January 2016



War and Peace – BBC One – 2015


Poldark – BBC One – 2015 – 8 part miniseries


Turn Season Two: AMC Channel – 10 new episodes in Spring 2015

Season 1 trailer:


SS-GB – BBC   ETA: 2015

Based on the novel by Len Deighton, SS-GB is an alternate take on history set in the 1940s after the Germans won the Battle Of Britain, with London now under Nazi occupation. It follows Scotland Yard detective Archer who must decide whether to join the resistance movement or effectively collaborate with the SS.

The adaptation has received an order for five episodes

Credit – BBC media centre.


The Secret Agent: BBC  ETA: 2015  Three episodes

The Secret Agent: A three-part adaptation of the Joseph Conrad novel of the same name, The Secret Agent is set in London in 1886 and follows Soho shopkeeper Verloc, who, unbeknownst to his wife, works as a secret agent for the Russian government. Angry that Britain harbours violent anarchists, the Russians coerce Verloc into planting a bomb that will provoke the authorities into cracking down on these extremists. Caught between the Russians and the British police, Verloc reluctantly draws his own family into a tragic terror plot.

Conrad’s depiction of 19th century terrorists committed to the destruction of the West, with a suicide bomber in their midst, was not only prophetic but is undeniably contemporary and compelling”, said Marchant. “Equally it is a heartbreaking story of a family caught up in the political machinations of a world in ferment.”

Credit – BBC media centre.