Browse - Most popular history shows






The First LadyThe First Lady
Showtime, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

In the East Wing of the White House, many of history's most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of these enigmatic women, with season one focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama.


Wu-Tang: An American SagaWu-Tang: An American Saga
Hulu, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Music, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is inspired by The Wu-Tang Manual and Tao of Wu, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in early '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan's formation. The group was a vision of Bobby Diggs, aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.


The Frankenstein ChroniclesThe Frankenstein Chronicles
ITV, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Fantasy | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

This is a re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genre. The show is set in Regency London in 1827, and follows the investigations by Inspector John Marlott.


It's a SinIt's a Sin
Channel 4, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin are young lads, strangers at first, leaving home at 18 and heading off to London in 1981 with hope and ambition and joy... and walking straight into a plague that most of the world ignores. Year by year, episode by episode, their lives change, as the mystery of a new virus starts as a rumour, then a threat, then a terror, and then something that binds them together in the fight.It's the story of their friends, lovers and families too, especially Jill, the girl who loves them and helps them, and galvanises them in the battles to come. Together they will endure the horror of the epidemic, the pain of rejection and the prejudices that gay men faced throughout the decade.


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.


Those About to DieThose About to Die
Peacock, 2024 Running | Drama, Action, History | ► Trailer

Those About to Die is a large-scale drama set within the spectacular, complex, and corrupt world of gladiatorial sports in Ancient Rome. The series introduces an ensemble of diverse characters across the many layers of Roman society where sports, politics, and business intersect and collide. The large scale Ancient Rome gladiatorial epic is inspired by the nonfiction classic from acclaimed author Daniel Mannix.


Ghost AdventuresGhost Adventures
Travel Channel, 2008 Running | Horror, History, Reality, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Three ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin set out in search of spirits while armed with nightvision cameras and digital recorders on this paranormal show based on the Sci-Fi channel documentary.


Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Action, Sci-Fi | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness, this show is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.


Drunk HistoryDrunk History
Comedy Central, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Sketch/Improv, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

A weekly, half-hour series where historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers.