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American Crime Story
Prolific award-winning producer Ryan Murphy, whose American Horror Story franchise invented the anthology miniseries format, has come up with his next entry - a companion anthology focused each season on a different true crime story which made headlines and captivated the imagination of the public.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a TV series produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Joshua Donen, which follows the story of a Thracian warrior who becomes a gladiator in ancient Rome.
The show features intense action scenes, political intrigue, and graphic violence, as Spartacus fights for his life and freedom in the brutal world of the Roman Empire.
A martial arts prodigy from China arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown after the Civil War and gets involved in the Tong wars.
The series is set in the aftermath of the Civil War and follows the story of a young martial arts prodigy who finds himself caught up in the violent Chinatown Tong wars.
The Great is a TV series set in 18th century Russia. It follows Catherine the Nothing's comical rise to power as Catherine the Great.
The show is a genre-bending, anti-historical tale that takes viewers on a wild ride through Catherine's journey to become one of the most powerful women in history.
Boardwalk Empire is a TV series that follows the life of Nucky Thompson, a powerful figure in Atlantic City. He is known for his political and gangster activities.
The show depicts the era of Prohibition, and Nucky's rise to power in the criminal underworld. It explores the complex relationships he has with his associates, family, and enemies.
Set in Japan in the year 1600, at the dawn of a century-defining civil war, Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village. Its English pilot, John Blackthorne, comes bearing secrets that could help Toranaga tip the scales of power and devastate the formidable influence of Blackthorne's own enemies - the Jesuit priests and Portuguese merchants.
Toranaga's and Blackthorne's fates become inextricably tied to their translator, Toda Mariko, a mysterious Christian noblewoman and the last of a disgraced line. While serving her lord amidst this fraught political landscape, Mariko must reconcile her newfound companionship with Blackthorne, her commitment to the faith that saved her and her duty to her late father.
Downton Abbey is a British drama series about the Crawley household in 1912. It was created by Julian Fellowes and stars Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, and Elizabeth McGovern.
The show explores the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants, highlighting the social changes of the time. It premiered in 2010.
The Terror is a drama based on a 2007 best-selling novel by Dan Simmons. It is set in 1847 and follows the crew of a Royal Naval expedition in search of the Northwest Passage.
Instead of finding the passage, they discover a monstrous predator. The show is a gripping tale of survival and the lengths people will go to in order to survive.
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is a prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It follows the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions.
The series takes place before Spartacus enters the picture. It shows the origins of the gladiator games and the political intrigue of ancient Rome.
Marco Polo (2014)
Marco Polo's legendary story is told in an epic new scripted series. The 13th-century pioneer's adventures come to life on screen.
Follow Marco Polo's journey as he travels through the exotic and dangerous world of Kublai Khan's court. The series is a thrilling exploration of a fascinating historical figure.