The Best New Historical Drama TV Series of the Last Few Years
Vote up the best shows that dramatize historic events that premiered their Season 1 on or after January 1, 2019.
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, telling stories based on events of the past. 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 The Porter, The Last Czars, and Pam & Tommy.
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.
- The adventures of famous Vikings as they blaze new paths in an ever-changing Europe.
- Actors: Sam Corlett, Leo Suter, Frida Gustavsson, Laura Berlin, David Oakes
- Premiered: February 25, 2022
- The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear accident on April 26, 1986.
- Actors: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley
- Premiered: May 6, 2019
- Stede Bonnet abandons his life of privilege to become a pirate in the early 18th century.
- Actors: Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Vico Ortiz
- Premiered: March 3, 2022
- A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th-century Russia.
- Actors: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee
- Premiered: May 15, 2020
- Exposing the breakdown of the U.S. criminal justice system during the Central Park Five case.
- Actors: Michael Kenneth Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash
- Premiered: May 31, 2019
- A dramatic look at the glitz and glamour of 1980s Los Angeles and the NBA's Lakers.
- Actors: Sean Patrick Small, Rachel Hilson, John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody
- Premiered: March 6, 2022