Another One of the Greatest Historical Dramas to Watch

Another One of the Greatest Historical Dramas to Watch ...

In the midst of competitive streaming wars, Apple TV+ has slowly become a key channel for prestige television. Among the most popular films, including Ted Lasso, Severance, and The Morning Show, the company is expanding a broad spectrum of original films like CODA, and The Tragedy of Macbeth. The Essex Serpent is looking to add another must-see feature to the streaming service.

The new historical drama is based on Sarah Perry''s novel. Cora Seaborne (Claire Danes), freed from the death of her abusive husband, is travelling from London to a small village in Essex, where they investigate reports of a mysterious serpent. When the tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature she is investigating.

The Essex Serpent was considered a massive word-of-mouth success. It became one of the best-selling books of that year, and shortly before, a television adaption was fast-tracked into production for Apple TV+ in 2020. Danes is returning from Homeland''s success, and Hiddleston is taking on his third major TV role following his appearance in The Night Manager and his famous portrayal as the God of Mischief.

The Essex Serpent is the latest historical fiction film to give viewers a chance to return in time and experience extraordinary drama in an old-world setting. This trend is nothing new in TV, and there are so many possibilities for viewers to watch this list here. Check out the above list for a detailed list of seven shows that all viewers of classic shows like The Essex Serpent should add to their watch lists immediately.

Vikings (2013-2020)

This contemporary to Game of Thrones set in medieval Scandinavia helped solidify the wave of compelling historical dramas like The Essex Serpent on TV. Inspired by Ragnar Lodbork (Travis Fimmel), a fierce Viking warrior on a journey to become a ruler through dramatic conquests across the Northern Hemisphere. Vikings boasts a large ensemble of talented actors, with an epic set piece and powerful production value to make one of the most compelling historical dramas.

It''s a much more gruesome experience than you''ll find with The Essex Serpent, but the Vikings has been praised for its natural and genuine portrayals of its time period, which will not only help you achieve the expected action, but also fosters a strong character study in a world rich detail. All seasons are available on Amazon Prime Video, and the sequel series, Vikings: Valhalla, is continuing the franchise even further and expanding its base on the Vikings.

The Last Kingdom (2015-2022)

The Last Kingdom, a novel-based thriller, inspired by Bernard Cornwell''s novel The Saxon Stories, about England''s birth. The show also suggests an orphan from an English village who is born as one of their own and learns their ways of life and fighting. He must choose between the ones who have taken him in and raised him or embrace his hidden past and face his destiny back in England.

The Essex Serpent has been reimagined as a Broadway production, which was eventually acquired by Netflix, where all five seasons are available to stream. A feature-length sequel, Seven Kings Must Die, was a popular spot among TV viewers during its run, and now that it has been completed, the series has become a popular channel for historical drama lovers.

Outlander (2014-Present)

Fans of historical romances like The Essex Serpent will be drawn to Outlander, a new series based on a similar name, but with more of a sci-fi twist as we follow Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) who was forced back in 18th century Scotland infected with her stalemate. Outlander is a part fantasy novel, part time-travel adventure, and a war drama that has a diverse cast and narrative.

Outlander, like The Essex Serpent, is a fascinating historical drama with rich charm and mythical intrigue. From Season 5, all of Outlander is exclusive to the broadcast house, Starz. An upcoming seventh season is in development, and a prequel series is also in the works.

Dickinson (2019-2021)

Dickinson, a history-driven drama based on Emily Dickinson''s life, has been added on Apple TV+, but the show adds a contemporary touch. Dickinson explores her society and her vivid imagination to create a voice in a perilous world.

Dickinson ran on Apple TV+ for three seasons, with the second and third gaining great critical acclaim for Steinfeld''s performance and the show''s unique voice. The season has been finished, but the fans may still watch the show, and it should be seen as a binge by anyone interested in The Essex Serpent.

Poldark (2015-2019)

Poldark, an other novel-based piece of historical fiction, tells Captain Ross Vennor Poldark (Aidan Turner) returning to his house in England after years in the American War for Independence to discover his legacy in the ruins. Through its cultural structure and intimate introspection, the series delves into a flawed character.

Poldark was previously aired on PBS as part of the Masterpiece anthology for its five seasons. Like Downton Abbey or Sherlock, Poldark was praised for its fantastic scenery and the electric chemistry of its cast. Poldark is a romantic journey through a vast journey that has passed. All five seasons of Poldark can be viewed on Amazon Prime Video.

The Crown (2016-Present)

The Crown transforms Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) after her marriage to Philip and the Duke of Edinburgh (Matt Smith) in 1947. The first two seasons follow the young couple through years of political turmoil and scandal in England during their marriage. The third and fourth seasons jump forward in time and recast its lead roles with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies, putting this show a unique twist of extending life throughout its runtime.

The Crown is a Netflix original production, which has been praised for its impressive production values and the performances of its talented cast. Its historical accuracy has been asked into question, but viewers have been shocked by the breathtaking indulgence and luxurious manner. All four seasons are currently in development, and this story of Queen Elizabeth II will be concluded into the 21st century.

The Great (2020-Present)

Here we have another show highlighting scenes from the late 18th century, but where The Essex Serpent takes a look at more powerful narrative elements, The Great goes in a completely original approach of approaching a historical period with a satirical twist. This anti-historical comedy-drama is based loosely on Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) and her aspirations of All Russia. Nicholas Hoult co-stars as her husband, Peter III, whom he deems to be the

The Great reveals in its opening title sequence that the show takes liberties with its time period by being only an occasional true story. This is because it unites historical fiction and is encroaching heavily into the fictional world of history, with its breathtaking cast almost exclusively on Hulu. A third season has already been given the approval.

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