Top 10 Best Historical TV Shows On Netflix

Best Historical TV Shows On Netflix

Avantika Singh

2 months ago|4 min read




Welcome to the TV Leaks. We are back with another interesting article. TV shows are set in just about every period that you could imagine.

It’s fascinating to watch a show that takes us back in time to another period and sometimes even another part of the world from where you live. These shows give us a glimpse into what life was like at that time. Dramatically and interestingly, we’ve made a list of Best Historical TV Shows On Netflix, So without wasting time let’s get to the list of Best Historical TV Shows On Netflix.


1. The Tudors

First up on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - The Tudors is historical fiction, television series created and written by Michael Hirst. It is named after the Tudor dynasty as a whole, although it is based specifically upon the reign of King Henry VIII. This Showtime drama focuses on the early years of King Henry VIII’s, nearly 40-year reign in England. The Tudors premiered on 1st April 2007. It was the highest-rated Showtime series in three years.


2. The Last Kingdom

Next up on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction. Television series based on The Saxon Stories series of novels. As a child, Uhtred, witnessed his father being killed and the Saxon army defeated by invading troops. Danish warlord Earl Ragnar captured Uhtred and raised him in a Danish camp. Years later, He vows to avenge Ragnar’s death and reclaim his homeland. But he must choose between his birth country and the people who raised him. It premiered in 2015 on BBC America, BBC Two, and later in 2018 on Netflix.


3. Marco Polo

Next up on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - Marco Polo is an American drama, Streaming television series created by John Fusco., The series is inspired by Marco Polo’s early years in the court of Kublai Khan. The show premiered on Netflix on December 12, 2014. On December 12, 2016, Netflix announced that they had cancelled Marco Polo after two seasons.


4. The Crown

Next up on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - The Crown is a historical drama, streaming television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and principally written by Peter Morgan. The series prepares to see into the coveted world of power and privilege behind the locked doors of Westminster and Buckingham Palace. The first season was released by Netflix on 4th November 2016. It received many accolades, including a total of sixty-three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for its first four seasons.


5. Outlander

Next up on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - Outlander is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore, based on the ongoing novel series of the same name. After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland, with husband Frank, Suddenly Claire is transported to 1743 into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. The series premiered on August 14, 2004. The sixth season is scheduled to premiere in 2022.


6. Spartacus

Next up on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - Spartacus is an American television series produced by Steven S. DeKnight and Robert Tapert. The fiction series was inspired by a Thracian gladiator who, from 73 to 71 BC, led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua. The series premiered on Starz on January 22, 2010, and concluded on April 12, 2013. It has received positive reviews from critics and the general public.


7. Vikings

Next up on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - Vikings is a historical fantasy drama, Television series created and written by Michael Hirst. Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok. The show portrays Ragnar as a farmer who rises to fame by raiding England and eventually becomes a Scandinavian king with the support of his family and fellow warriors. The series premiered on March 3rd, 2013, and concluded on December 30, 2020, after six seasons.


8. Resurrection Ertuğrul

Next up on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - Resurrection Ertuğrul is a Turkish historical fiction and adventure television series produced by Mehmet Bozdağ for TRT. The show is set in the 13th century and is based on the life of Ertuğrul, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The series was premiered on TRT 1 in Turkey on 10th December 2014. The show aired for five seasons until 29 May 2019. All of these five seasons are available on Netflix.


9. Rome

Next up on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - Rome is a historical drama television series created by John Milius, William J. MacDonald, and Bruno Heller. The series is set in the 1st century BC during Ancient Rome’s transition from Republic to Empire. The show aired on HBO and BBC Two from August 28, 2005 to March 25, 2007 and was later released on DVD and Blu-ray. The show is being honoured with numerous awards, including four Emmy Awards, seven Primetime Emmy Awards and a Visual Effects Society Award.


10. Band of Brothers

And finally, at no. 1 on Best Historical TV Shows on Netflix - We have Band of Brothers. Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war drama miniseries created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, based on the non-fiction book of the same name., The series dramatizes, the history of “Easy” Company, 2nd Battalion 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st. Airborne Division from jump training in the United States through its participation in major actions in Europe during World War, II. Episodes first aired on HBO, starting on September 9th, 2001. The series won Emmy and Golden Globe awards in 2001 for best miniseries.

So, these are a few of the best historical TV shows you might not have seen.



Avantika Singh

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