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The Best Historical Dramas On Hulu

Updated July 14, 2021 335 votes 184 voters 19.3k views9 items

List RulesVote up the best shows set in a specific historical period (and one different than the era they were filmed) 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. Barbarians Rising is another action-packed historical drama currently on Hulu. If you are looking for more historical dramas to watch on Hulu, Genius, Manhattan, and The Great 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 (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 Scandinavian king, with the support of his family and fellow warriors....  more
    • Actors: Katheryn Winnick, Moe Dunford, Josefin Asplund, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgård
    • Premiered: March 3, 2013
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    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 relationship with husband Peter (Nicholas Hoult), the emperor of Russia....  more
    • Actors: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Odin Cartwright
    • Premiered: May 15, 2020
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    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 referenced, most characters are fictional, and the show is not intended to maintain historical accuracy. The series was renewed for a second season in October 2014, scheduled to premiere in 2015....  more
    • Actors: John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zukerman, Rachel Brosnahan, Katja Herbers
    • Premiered: July 27, 2014
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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 the CIA and FBI inadvertently results makes way for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq....  more
    • Actors: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Louis Cancelmi
    • Premiered: February 28, 2018