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The Best New Historical Drama TV Series of the Last Few Years

Updated May 19, 2021 3.0k votes 1.8k voters 15.9k views55 items

List RulesOnly shows that premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2017.

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. The past few years, 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 2020, Hulu dropped the captivating drama Mrs. America about the political movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, chronicling the experiences of women on both sides of the debate. If you're interested in royal history, The Great gives a hilarious take on the rise of Russian empress Catherine the Great. Netflix miniseries When They See Us took us back to the late 80s with its story of the injustices suffered by the Central Park 5. Other good series featured on this best new historical drama TV series list include Belgravia, The Last Czars, and Dead Still.

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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