The 8 Best Period Dramas and Historical Shows on Netflix Right Now

Bridgerton (2020 - Present):

A lavish Netflix series set in Regency-era London, revolving around the opulent lives, dramatic romances, and societal scandals of the Bridgerton family and their aristocratic peers.

Vikings: Valhalla (2022 - Present):

A gripping sequel to "Vikings," set a century later, chronicling the legendary Norse explorer Leif Erikson and his epic adventures amidst 11th-century Europe’s fierce cultural clashes.

All the Light We Cannot See (2023):

An emotional World War II drama intertwining the lives of a blind French girl and a German soldier, set against the backdrop of war-torn Europe.

Freud (2020):

This German thriller reimagines a young Sigmund Freud as a crime-solving psychologist in 1886 Vienna, unraveling murders with his pioneering theories on human behavior.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (2022):

A captivating prequel to Bridgerton, exploring the young Queen Charlotte's rise to power and passionate romance, illuminating her influential role in shaping Regency society.

The Cook of Castamar (2021):

Set in 18th-century Madrid, this romantic drama follows the forbidden love story between a noble widower and his talented yet reclusive cook, amidst societal constraints.

1899 (2022):

A suspenseful mystery series where a diverse group of immigrants aboard a steamship to New York encounters strange and supernatural occurrences, leading to a tense and intriguing journey.

The Empress (2022 - Present):

This German period drama explores the tumultuous life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, delving into her passionate relationship with Emperor Franz Joseph and her struggles within the Habsburg court.

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