These historical series inject a modern sensibility and energy into the stuffiness of traditional period dramas through fresh soundtracks, current slang, and positive representation of a diverse cast of characters. The modern adaptations are not everyone's cup of tea, and may leave some more traditional Jane Austen fans clutching their pearls.
Elle Fanning plays princess Catherine, who marries the daft Russian Emperor Peter III. A fresh addition to the British tradition of period comedies--think Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Black Adder, and the underrated Plebs. Created by the writer of the 2018 movie The Favourite, which covers similar ground.
In 43 AD, the Roman Army - determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld. Or so they say.