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The Best Historical Dramas On Hulu 

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Updated May 15, 2020 174 votes 32 voters 16 items

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Whether set against a backdrop of war or sharing the story of a famous family, the best historical dramas on Hulu will educate as they entertain. Some historical TV series streaming on Hulu are set in the south during the American Civil War while other Hulu historical dramas are based in the UK. Some of the best historical drama shows on Hulu right now take place in the ancient East.

Which series will you find on this list of historical dramas streaming on Hulu? Vikings has to be near the top. This medieval story follows Ragnar Lothbrok – played by Travis Fimmel – as he seeks to raid England and become Earl. Six is another action-packed historical drama currently on Hulu.

If you are looking for more historical dramas to watch on Hulu, Roots, War and Peace, and The Looming Tower would be great options.

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Starring Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick & Clive Standen (History)

Premiered: 2013

Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more

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Starring Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus & Christopher Denham (WGN America)

Premiered: 2014

Manhattan is an American television series that premiered on July 27, 2014, on WGN America. It is the second original series, after Salem, for the network. While some historical figures are ...more

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Starring Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower & Tamsin Egerton (Starz)

Premiered: 2011

Camelot (Starz, 2011) is a historical-fantasy-drama television series developed by Chris Chibnall and Michael Hirst, based on the Arthurian legend. After the sudden death of King Uther, Arthur ...more

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The Looming Tower (Hulu, 2018) is an American drama web television miniseries based on the book by Lawrence Wright. With the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, the rivalry between ...more

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Premiered: 2011

The Kennedys is a Canadian-American television miniseries chronicling the lives of the Kennedy family, including key triumphs and tragedies it has experienced. It stars Greg Kinnear, Barry ...more

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War & Peace is a 2016 British-American historical period drama television serial, based on Leo Tolstoy's classic novel.
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Underground is an American television period drama series created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski about the Underground Railroad in Antebellum Georgia. The show debuted March 9, 2016, on WGN ...more
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Starring Hugh Dancy, Anna Popplewell & Barbara Hershey (BBC One)

Premiered: 2002

Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was ...more
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Six (History, 2017) is an American television drama series created by William and David Broyles. The operations and daily lives of operators who are part of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare ...more
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Roots
Roots is a 2016 American miniseries and a remake of the 1977 miniseries with the same name, based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. It traces an African-American ...more
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Genius (National Geographic, 2017) is an American anthology period drama television series developed by Noah Pink and Kenneth Biller. The first season follows the life of Albert Einstein ...more
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Starring Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult & Michael Odin Cartwright (Hulu)

Premiered: 2020

The Great (Hulu, 2020) is a television drama series written and executive produced by Tony McNamara. The series details the rise to power of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) and her explosive ...more

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Barbarians Rising

Barbarians Rising tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian rebel leaders who helped bring it down.