TV The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015  

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List Rules Only shows that premiered on or after January 1, 2015.

If you're fascinated by stories of bygone eras, these new historical shows may satisfy your craving to be transported to a different time and place. Since 2015, nostalgia has hit the airwaves in the form of some amazing series set in previous decades or even centuries. Which new historical dramas are right for your viewing pleasure? Which of these recently premiered shows is truly the best? Help decide by voting below. 

What shows will you find on this best new historical drama shows list? In 2015, Netflix dropped the captivating drama Narcos about drug lord Pablo Escobar and the DEA agents who try to bring him down. If you're interested in royal history, The Crown traces the royal family's history, beginning in the 1940s. The first season of American Crime Story took viewers back to the '90s to relive the infamous trial of O.J. Simpson. Other good series featured on this best new historical drama TV series list include The Last Kingdom, Poldark, and Wolf Hall.

Which historical drama show do you like the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and please add any good shows we may have missed.

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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
American Crime Story Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is an American true crime anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The first season, The People v. O. J. Simpson, presents ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Narcos Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American crime drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
The Crown Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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Victoria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Victoria Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Peter Bowles The first series depicts the first few years of the reign of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from her accession to the throne at the age of 18, to her intense friendship and infatuation with Lord ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
The Last Kingdom Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more

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Frontier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Frontier Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron Frontier (Netflix, 2016) is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie. Declan Harp (Jason Momoa), a part-Irish, part-Cree ...more

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War and Peace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
War and Peace Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton War & Peace is a 2016 British-American historical period drama television serial, based on Leo Tolstoy's classic novel.

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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Taboo Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Jessie Buckley Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. Following the death of his father, James Delaney (Tom Hardy) ...more

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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Versailles George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan Versailles (Canal+, 2015) is a television series created by Simon Mirren and David Wolstencroft. In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV (George Blagden), decides to build ...more

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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Poldark Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Angharad Rees Poldark is the original version of the BBC television series adaptation of the novels of the same title written by Winston Graham. The adaption was first transmitted in the UK between 1975 and

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The Son is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
The Son Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon The Son (AMC, 2017) is a western drama television series based on the book of the same name by Philipp Meyer.

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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
The Deuce James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in ...more

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Z: The Beginning of Everything is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Z: The Beginning of Everything Christina Ricci, Gavin Stenhouse, David Hoflin Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon, 2015) is a period drama television series created by Tim Blake Nelson. It is based on Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. Starring ...more

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Feud is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Feud Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Alfred Molina Feud (FX, 2017) is an anthology television series developed by Ryan Murphy. The first season centers around the backstage battle between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan ...more

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Gunpowder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Gunpowder Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss Gunpowder (HBO, 2017) is a British historical period drama television series developed by Ronan Bennett, Kit Harington, and Daniel West. British activist Guy Fawkes (Tom Cullen) and a group of ...more

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a seven-part British fantasy television series to be shown on BBC One, adapted by Peter Harness from Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel of the same name, to ...more

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Doctor Thorne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Doctor Thorne Tom Hollander, Stefanie Martini, Harry Richardson Mary Thorne, penniless and with undisclosed parentage, grows up under the guardianship of her uncle Doctor Thorne. She spends much of her formative years in the company of the Gresham family at ...more

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Wolf Hall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Wolf Hall Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy Wolf Hall is a British television serial first broadcast on BBC Two in January 2015. It is a six-part adaptation of two of Hilary Mantel's novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

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Indian Summers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
Indian Summers Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Nikesh Patel, Jemima West

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The Collection is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Historical Drama TV Series Since 2015
The Collection Richard Coyle, Tom Riley, Mamie Gummer The Collection (Amazon Video, 2016) is a web-television drama series created by Oliver Goldstick. In a post-war Paris fashion house, two clashing brothers fight for recognition, while struggling ...more