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The Best Historical Dramas On Hulu

Updated February 9, 2021 328 votes 74 voters 7.0k views16 items

List RulesOnly shows currently streaming on Hulu.

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.

Vote up your favorite historical drama shows to help other Hulu subscribers know what to watch and vote down any historical dramas that you'd rather not be doomed to repeat.

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    Vikings

    Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

    Premiered2013

    Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A...  more

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    Manhattan

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus

    Premiered2014

    Manhattan is an American television series that premiered on July 27, 2014, on WGN America. It...  more
  • Camelot3
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    Camelot

    Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower

    Premiered2011

    Camelot (Starz, 2011) is a historical-fantasy-drama television series developed by Chris...  more

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  • War and Peace4
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    War and Peace

    Paul Dano, Lily James

    Premiered2016

    War & Peace is a 2016 British-American historical period drama television serial, based on Leo...  more
  • The Looming Tower5
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    The Looming Tower

    Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim
    The Looming Tower (Hulu, 2018) is an American drama web television miniseries based on the...  more
  • The Kennedys6
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    The Kennedys

    Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson

    Premiered2011

    The Kennedys is a Canadian-American television miniseries chronicling the lives of the Kennedy...  more

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  • Underground7
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    Underground

    Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge
    Underground is an American television period drama series created by Misha Green and Joe...  more
  • Genius8
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    Genius

    Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn

    Premiered2017

    Genius (National Geographic, 2017) is an American anthology period drama television series...  more
  • The Great9
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    The Great

    Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult

    Premiered2020

    The Great (Hulu, 2020) is a television drama series written and executive produced by Tony...  more

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    Deutschland

  • Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace11
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    Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace

  • Roots12
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    Roots

    Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker
    Roots is a 2016 American miniseries and a remake of the 1977 miniseries with the same name,...  more
  • Daniel Deronda13
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    Daniel Deronda

    Hugh Dancy, Anna Popplewell

    Premiered2002

    Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George...  more
  • Barbarians Rising14
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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.

  • Banished15
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    Banished

  • Six16
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    Six

    Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid

    Premiered2017

    Six (History, 2017) is an American television drama series created by William and David...  more