TV The Best Current Historical Drama Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite historical drama shows either on TV or streaming that are either in season or expected to return

These are the best current historical drama series of 2016-2017, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some good current historical drama TV shows that are espionage thrillers, to others that are ultra-violent and action-packed. What show do you think is the greatest current historical drama?

What shows will you find on this best current historical drama series list? Netflix's historical drama show Narcos takes a dramatic look at the life of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his cartel. Wagner Moura is excellent in the lead role as cocaine king. Downton Abbey is another good historical drama series currently airing on television.

Masters of Sex is a TV dramatization of of lives and studies conducted by Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson in the 1950s and 1960s. Other great shows that appear on this top current historical drama series list include Mr. Selfridge, Marco Polo, and Vikings.

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Vikings Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Peaky Blinders Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Narcos Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal

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The Crown Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Claire Foy

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Black Sails is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Black Sails Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New

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Turn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Turn Jamie Bell, Angus Macfadyen, Kevin McNally

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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Call The Midwife Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Laura Main

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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Poldark Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Angharad Rees

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Taboo Tom Hardy, David Hayman, Oona Chaplin

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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Versailles George Blagden, Stuart Bowman, Evan Williams

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Victoria Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Peter Bowles

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The Knick Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb

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Murdoch Mysteries Lisa Ray, Paul Rhys, Georgina Reilly

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
The Last Kingdom Gerard Kearns, Alec Newman, Madeleine Power

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Underground is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Underground Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica D Gouw

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When Calls the Heart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
When Calls The Heart Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Martin Cummins

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Halt & Catch Fire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Halt & Catch Fire Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis

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Z: The Beginning of Everything Christina Ricci, Gavin Stenhouse, David Hoflin

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Reign is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Historical Drama Series
Reign Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs