News: New Pics Emerge From Set of Julian Fellowes’ “The English Game”

Thanks to the Yorkshire Post, We’ve finally gotten a look at some pictures from the set of Julian Fellowes’s (of Downton Abbey fame) new Netflix series, The English Game. It’s a period drama (what else!) about the inception and early days of “association football” – A.K.A. “soccer.” We already all know Fellows’ knows how to […]

British Cold War Series “Summer of Rockets” Premieres

Just one to put this one on your radar, BBC Two’s Summer of Rockets starring Keeley Hawes and Toby Stephens premiered this week in the United Kingdom to warm reviews. The six-episode limited series revolves around the semi-autobiographical account of a Russian-Jewish inventor and his family’s lives in the UK during the Cold War. Per […]

Downton Abbey Releases Trailer

Have y’all seen the first full-length trailer for Downton Abbey the movie? Like most period drama fans, I’m pretty excited about it. With Downton, we know we’re getting something nostalgic, a bit saccharine, but also something so sumptuous and immersive that it transports you back to the period like few other productions can. It’s a […]

New Releases: Period Dramas Premiering May 17, 2019

I’m afraid it’s slim-pickings this weekend y’all. There are a few promising period dramas coming out on the silver screen in the next few weeks, but the only films available this weekend appear to be just a handful of limited releases: All Is True (“biopic” of Shakespeare’s later years, so Elizabethan England) – looks like […]

Is “Victoria” Hanging Up Her Crown After Season 3?

*Slight Spoiler Ahead* Jenna Coleman, the star of ITV’s (PBS in the US) Victoria – about the eponymous queen – told a BBC Radio presenter that Season 3, which just finished its run in the UK this week, might be all she wrote for the British period drama series. Could Season 3 really spell the […]

HBO’s “Catherine the Great” with Helen Mirren Looks Fantastic, Promises to be “Raunchiest” Period Drama Ever

Have y’all seen the trailer for HBO’s “Catherine the Great” starring Dame Helen Mirren? From the looks of it, it will be a rip-roaring good time: This reminds me of Gentleman Jack – both are HBO co-productions with sumptuous visuals, powerful performances from “strong female” leads, snappy music, and a revisionist tone. IF this period […]

Napoleonic Wars Costume Drama “Belgravia” Next Up for Julian Fellowes

The Gilded Age and Downton Abbey the movie are not the only projects Julian Fellowes is working on. He’s announced several new projects over the last year, the newest of which is another series for ITV (and PBS I’d assume): Belgravia. As Deadline reports: The series is set in the 19th Century, around seventy years […]

New Releases: Period Films Opening This Week (May 10)

Charlie Says (1960s-1970s) Manson Family “biopic” with Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Charles Manson and Hannah Murray (“Gilly” on Game of Thrones) as Lesilie Van Vouten Tolkien (early 20th Century – WWI-era)J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) biopic (from which the Tolkien estate has distanced itself) depicting his war experience, family life, and […]