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Da Vinci's DemonsDa Vinci's Demons
Starz Play, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

A historical fantasy series that tells the story of the great genius in his youth. Join a twenty five-year old Da Vinci as he takes on Renaissance Florence, with a life full of art, invention, sword fights, love and excitement. Can this extraordinary genius live in a world full of confines?


Genius (2017)Genius (2017)
Nat Geo, 2017 Running | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The series will explore how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life yet managed to go on to develop the theory of relativity.


Time After Time (2016)Time After Time (2016)
ABC, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

Using the 1979 novel and movie as a starting point, Time After Time will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells and his Time Machine. In the book and and in the feature starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen, H. G. Wells - the bestselling author of The Time Machine and War Of The Worlds - has invented a time machine. He shows the contraption to his friends, oblivious to the fact that one of them, surgeon Leslie John Stephenson, is in fact the infamous Jack the Ripper. When Scotland Yard detectives get on Stevenson's trail, the murderer uses the time machine to flee to the future, getting transported to 1979 San Francisco. He is quickly followed by Wells who is trying to bring him to justice.


The Spanish PrincessThe Spanish Princess
Starz, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

The Spanish Princess, the latest chapter in the dynastic saga of Tudor England, is a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history - the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London.


The ChosenThe Chosen
Angel, 2017 Running | Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you.


ManhattanManhattan
WGN, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

The show is set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.


Catherine the GreatCatherine the Great
Sky Atlantic, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 2/5

Catherine the Great delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history. Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century - strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman. The miniseries will follow Catherine towards the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, this is a story of obsessive love. Unable to publicly marry and famously promiscuous, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together shaping Russia as we know it today.


A Small LightA Small Light
Disney+, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

A Small Light follows twenty-something Miep Gies who, when her boss Otto Frank came to her and asked her to hide his family from the Nazis during World War II, didn't hesitate. For the next two years, Miep, her husband Jan, and the other helpers watched over the eight souls (Otto Frank, his wife Edith and daughters Anne and Margot as well as four others) in hiding in the Secret Annex. And it was Miep who found Anne's Diary and kept it safe so Otto, the only one of the eight who survived, could later share it with the world as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust.


Strange AngelStrange Angel
Paramount+, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

Based on George Pendle's 2006 book of the same name, Strange Angel explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction. The story follows the life of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magic rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.


Wolf HallWolf Hall
BBC Three, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Following the fact-based historical book of the same name, this drama will follow the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry VIII's closest advisor.


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