Elite Binge-Watch: 7 Amazing Period Dramas That You Can't Miss

A list of popular period dramas available on OTT which will take you take a fascinating journey to medieval west and the society of elites.

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Period dramas provide you with a sneak peek into the world of the elites, a world where societal norms play an important role and a story full of glamour, resistance and rebellion. Remembering some great period dramas that kept the audience hooked for more.

Period dramas are a great escape from the stressful modern life as they take you on an adventure to a historical world, sometimes hypothetical, that is fascinating and new to you. The serene scenery, elegant attires, entertaining drama, wars and charming romance attract the attention of the audience and keep them on the edge. If you are new to the world of period dramas and are looking for some guidance, we are here for you. Here’s a list of some great period drama shows on OTT to begin your journey west.

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7 Best Period Dramas On OTT



One of the most popular Netflix dramas around the world, Bridgerton is set in the backdrop of London’s regency era and follows the love affairs of the eight siblings of the Viscount Bridgerton family. The show has had two hit seasons and is gearing up for the release of the third season in 2023. Each season focuses on the love story of one sibling and how societal norms affected the elite romance. The show stars Phoebe Dynevor, Simone Ashley, Nicola Coughlan, Jonathan Bailey, Rege-Jean Page and Luke Newton in important roles.


This ongoing period drama series on Netflix stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias, Menzies and Graham McTavish in important roles. The show focuses on the life of Claire Randall who was a military nurse during World War II and lives in Scotland. She is transported from 1945 to 1743 in time where she meets Jamie Fraser, a Highland warrior and marries him and joins the Jacobite rising.

The Great

The Great is an American black satirical comedy on Hulu that is said to be inspired by the life of Catherine The Great, Empress Of All Russia and focuses on her rise from an outsider to the royal family of All Russia to the longest-ruling female in Russia’s history and her journey through marriage and plots to bring her down. The show stars Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox and Sacha Dhawan.

The Pursuit Of Love


Starring Andrew Scott, Emily Beecham, Dominic West Lily James and Emily Mortimer in pivotal roles, this period drama is set in backdrop of Europe before World War II and follows the story of cousins Linda and Fanny who have just entered adulthood and are out to explore the world and their desires. However, their bond is tested when Fanny wants a peaceful life while Linda seeks adventure.

The Gilded Age

This American period drama is the story of a rural girl Marian Brook who, after her father’s death, moves to New York and has to assimilate into the railroad tycoon family to survive. Set in the backdrop of 1882 New York, the show features upper-class ideas and conflicts and Brooke finds herself trapped in them. The show stars Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson and Denee Benton in important roles.


This comedy-drama on Apple+ TV stars Hailee Steinfeld, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov and Ella Hunt in pivotal roles. The show is set in the 19th century and is based on one of the most important poets of America, Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. It is the coming-of-age story of Dickinson and narrates how she views the constraints of family, gender and society as a budding writer who is way ahead of her time.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

This upcoming Netflix mini-series is a spin-off of Bridgerton which stars India Amarteifio, Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoj, Ruth Gemmell and Corey Mylchreest in pivotal roles. The series focuses on the life of Queen Charlotte from her marriage to her rise to power and prominence in the United Kingdom. The show is set to release sometime in 2023.

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