Keyword historical drama TV Shows

Vikings 7.3

2013 Action & Adventure, Drama

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As…

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Reign 6.2

2013 Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.

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Frontier 5.6

2016 Action & Adventure, Drama

The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations…

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Masters of Sex 6.5

2013 Drama

William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time…

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Peaky Blinders 8.0

2013 Drama

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

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Marco Polo 7.3

2014 Action & Adventure, Drama

An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal…

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The Last Kingdom 7.5

2015 Action & Adventure, Drama

A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events…

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The Musketeers 6.2

2014 Drama

Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can…

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Magnificent Century 6.6

2011 Drama, Action & Adventure

Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning…

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Deadwood 8.1

2004 Crime, Drama, Western

The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a…

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Rome 8.1

2005 Action & Adventure, Drama

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

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The Tudors 7.5

2007 Drama, History, Romance

The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and…

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The Borgias 7.3

2011 Drama

Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain…

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The Pillars of the Earth 7.7

2010 Drama

The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name. It debuted in the U.S. on Starz and in Canada on The Movie Network/Movie Central on July 23, 2010.…

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Versailles 7.6

2015 Drama

The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide…

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Underground 6.6

2016 Drama

A group of slaves plan a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the…

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War and Peace 7.7

2016 Drama, History, Romance

A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.

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Crossbones 5.9

2014 Drama

It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and…

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Genius 7.0

2017 Drama

Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Einstein—an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk, who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the…

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Mercy Street 5.5

2016 Drama

Follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green. Based on true stories and set in a Union hospital in the…

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