TV series about the 19th century

TV series about the 19th century
List of the best series about the 19th century, selected by visitors to our site: Belgravia, Klondike, Year of the Rabbit, The Irregulars, Gentleman Jack, Sanditon, The Terror, Harlots, Great Expectations, The Mill.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Belgravia (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotLove, Mystery, Balls
Time19th century
StyleBy books

A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest postcode.

Klondike (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, western
CountryCanada, USA
Duration04:34
CharactersFriends, Businessmen, Gold miners
PlotSurvival, Adventures, Intrigue
Time19th century
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, By books

The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our heroes in a land full of undiscovered wealth, but ravaged by harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters including greedy businessmen, seductive courtesans and native tribes witnessing the destruction of their people and land by opportunistic entrepreneurs.

Year of the Rabbit (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
Time19th century
StyleFancy, Fascinating

Set in the dark heart of Victorian London, Detective Inspector Rabbit is a hardened booze-hound who's seen it all. Rabbit's been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember, but these days his heart keeps stopping at inopportune moments.

The Irregulars (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantasy, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Monsters, Heroes, Partners
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleNetflix, Action, Fascinating

In Victorian London, a gang of troubled street teens are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, it'll be up to the Irregulars to come together to save not only London but the entire world.

Gentleman Jack (2019)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:56
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Heroes
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFor girls, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.

Sanditon (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland
Time19th century

The spirited and impulsive Charlotte Heywood moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.

The Terror (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersMonsters, Indians, Cannibals, Shamans
PlotSurvival, Self-sacrifice
PlaceCourt, Ships
Time19th century
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Based on real events

The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.

Harlots (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:35
CharactersBusinessmen, Kept woman
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

Great Expectations (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:00
CharactersOrphans
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating

The life of an orphan is changed by the providential intervention of a mysterious benefactor.

The Mill (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleDark, Fascinating, Touching

Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.

The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:59
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleShort, By books, Fascinating

Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.

Dickinson (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
PlotLove
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.

Yellowstone (2018)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFamily, Tough guys
PlotDeath, Shootouts
PlaceWild West, Small towns, USA
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Sad ones

Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.

Freud (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecrime, detective
CountryAustria, Germany
CharactersPsychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation
Time19th century, Dark ones
StyleAtmospheric

Eager to make his name in 19th-century Vienna, a hungry young Sigmund Freud joins a psychic and an inspector to solve a string of bloody mysteries.

Dracula (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersVampire
PlotSurvival
PlaceLocks
Time19th century
StyleNetflix

Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.

Warrior (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:58
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleSpectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs.

The Long Song (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMaids
PlotSurvival
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Touching

Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, we follow the trials, tribulations and survival of plantation slave July and her odious mistress Caroline.

Trotsky (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:26
CharactersHired assassins
PlotDeath
Time19th century
StyleAction, Based on real events, Unexpected ending, Makes me think

The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the true face of Comrade Trotsky.

Charité (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, history
CountryGermany
CharactersNurses, Surgeons
PlotSecond world war
PlaceHospitals
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

Berlin, 1888. After penniless Ida’s life is saved at the Charité Hospital she must work off the treatment costs. While she becomes acquainted with the most brilliant physicians of this era at the world-famous hospital, the self-determined young woman discovers her passion for medicine.

Dickensian (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.




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