historical drama series coming to netflix

Netflix has had a lot of success in the historical pieces arena and has some promising upcoming projects in space as well. Here’s our rundown of the period dramas (and period pieces) coming to Netflix in 2022 and beyond.

Netflix also has a strong list of upcoming drama movies and series from the period. We looked at all those examples in early February 2022.

Last year we picked out some of our favorite period drama series on Netflix and while we can no doubt add a few to that list in the coming months, there are still some excellent tips on what to watch right now.


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We talked about 1899 ad nausea here at What’s on Netflix, but that’s just because we’re so hyped to see what the creators of Dark deliver in their new sci-fi period epic.

Here’s what we can expect from the series that uses the latest technology to tell its compelling story:

“Multinational immigrants traveling from the old continent to the new encounter a nightmarish enigma aboard a second ship floating on the open seas.”

All the light we can’t see

One of the titles to come out of Netflix’s output deal with 21 Laps Entertainment (the production company founded by Shawn Levy) is a World War II drama based on Anthony Doerr’s book.

The limited series follows a young blind French girl named Marie-Laure, who tries her best to survive with the war going on in the background.

Free food for millionaires

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Netflix first opted for the rights to Free Food for Millionaires in February 2021, but it has been very quiet since then. Written by Min Jin Lee, the book is about Casey Han, an immigrant daughter and hopelessly addicted to a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she can’t afford.

Peaky Blinders (Season 6)

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The final season of Peaky Blinders will hit Netflix in June 2022 and is by far one of the best period pieces on the service.

It takes you back to Birmingham shortly after the First World War. The series is based on a real-life youth gang that was active between the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The show first premiered in 2013 and recently concluded its final season on the BBC earlier this year. Now it’s Netflix’s turn to share in the loot. While it’s a shame the show is coming to an end, a movie is on the way.

Queen Charlotte

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As part of Bridgerton’s growing expansion on Netflix, we’ll be seeing a new limited series that only spotlights Queen Charlotte (first introduced in Bridgerton S1) and her past life before seeing her in the flagship series.

Golda Rosheuvel, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Michelle Fairley and India Amarteifio are all ready to shine.


transatlantic netflix series

Transatlantic is a new adaptation coming to Netflix from Anna Winger, who is known for Germany 83 and Netflix’s unorthodox

The show is set during the 1940 refugee crisis in Marseille, France.

The cast so far confirmed for the show include Gillian Jacobs, Corey Stoll and Cory Michael Smith.

We have a lot more left transatlantic in our full preview for the upcoming series here.

Other Period Dramas (or Period Pieces) Coming Soon to Netflix

  • 90 Church – Crime drama set in the 1930s after the founding of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
  • Bridgerton (Season 3 and 4) – At least two new seasons of the flagship Netflix series Bridgerton are planned, but we have no doubts that it will continue after that.
  • Briganti – Italian period drama about a 19th century woman named Filomena who joins a group of bandits and chases a treasure stolen from a Sicilian bank by Giuseppe Garibaldi.
  • Call your daughter home – Netflix first picked this series from One-Two Punch Productions in March 2020, but it has been very quiet since then. Set in 1924 South Carolina, the story follows three women who find themselves at a crossroads.
  • Griselda – Following the rise and fall of drug cartel leader Griselda Blanco.
  • Lidia Poet – Italian biopic telling the story of Italy’s first female lawyer.
  • Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – This new limited series, created by Ian Brennan and Ryan Murphy, will be released in 2022 and tells the story of the Milwaukee Monster who went on a killing spree in the late 1900s.
  • outfielder – A limited series from producer Ryan Murphy about 19-year-old Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke, who delivered the first recorded high five on October 2, 1977.”,”

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  • That show from the 90s – Yes, a comedy, but technically it counts as a period piece as this spin-off of That 70s Show will take place entirely in, you guessed it, the 1990s.
  • The Crown (Season 5 and 6) – One of Netflix’s best historical dramas to date (and the most expensive) was the series that chronicles Queen Elizabeth’s reign as monarch in the United Kingdom. The fifth season of The Crown is expected to hit Netflix in November 2022, and the sixth season will begin filming this summer.
  • The warmth of other suns – One of several Shondaland projects announced in development is an adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s novel about African Americans fleeing the South for a better life.

Did we miss any big-period dramas coming soon to Netflix? Let us know in the comments and which one you’re most excited about.

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