26 returning British period drama TV series back in 2023

2023 looks set to be another brilliant year for British period drama fans.

Here, in alphabetical order, we’ve listed all the British historical and period drama series that have been renewed for the coming year!

Take a look at our huge previews of 2023’s latest British period drama movies and brand new British period drama mini-series too.

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All Creatures Great and Small – Season 4

When’s it back?

Season 4 is expected to premiere on Channel 5 in September, then on PBS in January 2024.

All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.

 

Around the World in 80 Days – Season 2

When’s it back?

Season 2 will premiere on BBC One and PBS later in 2023.

Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days novel is available on Amazon.

 

Bridgerton – Season 3

When’s it back?

Season 3 is expected to premiere on Netflix in mid-2023.

Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels are available on Amazon.

 

Call the Midwife – Season 12

When’s it back?

Season 12 will premiere on BBC One in January, and on PBS in the spring.

 

Carnival Row – Season 2

What’s it about?

Set in a Victorian fantasy world where humans and creatures clash, Amazon’s hit series is led by Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom and British model turned actress Cara Delevingne.

The final season picks up with former inspector Rycroft Philostrate aka Philo investigating a series of gruesome murders stoking social tension. With humans and fae folk divided and freedom on the line, each hero will face impossible dilemmas and soul-defining tests in the epic conclusion of Carnival Row.

When will it air?

Season 2 premieres on Amazon Prime Video on 17th February.

Carnival Row is available to watch on Amazon Prime.

 

The Crown – Season 6

When’s it back?

Season 6 is expected to premiere on Netflix in November or December.

The Crown is available on DVD on Amazon.

 

The Curse – Season 2

When’s it back?

Season 2 will air on Channel 4 in early 2023.

 

Dalgleish – Season 2

When’s it back?

Season 2 will premiere on Channel 5 and Acorn TV in 2023.

 

Doctor Who – 60th anniversary specials

When’s it back?

Doctor Who returns on BBC One and Disney+ in November.

Season 13 is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

 

Endeavour – Season 9

When’s it back?

Season 9 will air on ITV and PBS in 2023.

 

Father Brown – Season 10

When’s it back?

Season 10 is expected to premiere on BBC One in January.

Father Brown is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

 

Grantchester – Season 8

When’s it back?

Season 8 will air on ITV and PBS in 2023.

Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

 

Hotel Portofino – Season 2

When’s it back?

Season 2 will arrive on PBS and BritBox in early 2023.

 

Leonardo – Season 2

What’s it about?

From Sherlock writer Steve Thompson and The X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz, this historical drama series stars Aidan Turner (Poldark) as Italian inventor, scientist, and artist Leonardo da Vinci.

The show’s producer has hinted that fans will see Leonardo during his time in Rome in Season 2, encountering other talents of the day such as Raphael and Michelangelo.

When’s it on?

Season 2 is expected to premiere in the UK on Amazon Prime Video in early 2023, then on The CW in the US.

 

Magpie Murders – Season 2

When’s it back?

Season 2 hasn’t yet been confirmed, but the show’s makers are keen to make it happen as soon as possible.

 

Malory Towers – Season 4

When’s it back?

Season 4 will air on CBBC in 2023.

Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers books are available on Amazon.

 

Miss Scarlet and the Duke – Season 3

When’s it back?

Season 3 begins on PBS in January.

Miss Scarlet and The Duke is available on DVD on Amazon.

 

Our Flag Means Death – Season 2

What’s it about?

From the team behind Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the ShadowsHBO’s historical comedy series returns for a second season.

After trading in his comfortable life for one of a buccaneer, legendary kind-hearted pirate Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby) has is now captain of a pirate ship, struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew.

The cast also includes Taika Waititi (Thor Ragnarok), Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones), Nathan Foad (Bloods), Samson Kayo (Timewasters), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Con O’Neill (Chernobyl), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), and Joel Fry (Cruella).

When will it air?

Season 2 premieres on HBO Max in 2023.

 

Outlander – Season 7

When will it air?

Season 7 will premiere on Starz later in 2023.

Outlander is available on DVD on Amazon.

 

Sanditon – Season 3

When’s it back?

Season 3 will premiere on BritBox and PBS in early 2023, before airing on ITV later in the year.

 

SAS Rogue Heroes – Season 2

When’s it back?

Season 2 will air on BBC One and EPIX in late 2023 or (more likely) in 2024.

 

The Serpent Queen – Season 2

When’s it back?

Season 2 will premiere on Starz in late 2023.

 

Sister Boniface Mysteries – Season 2

When’s it back?

Season 2 will premiere on BritBox in early 2023.

 

Taboo – Season 2

What’s it about?

Created by actor Tom Hardy and Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight, Taboo launched way back in January 2017 and a second season could finally be on the way this year.

Set in 1814, the first season followed James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), believed to be long dead, who returned home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself.

Eight new episodes of the dark period drama will see our anti-hero “continue to explore many realities as he takes his band of misfits to a new world.”

When will it air?

It’s hard to predict at this point. One day!

The first season of Taboo is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

 

Vikings: Valhalla – Season 2

When will it air?

Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on 12th January.

 

World on Fire – Season 2

What’s it about?

The BBC’s epic international World War II drama series was renewed for another season back in 2019, but the pandemic resulted in significant filming delays.

Beginning in October 1940, Season 2 takes us from the streets of Britain into occupied France, Nazi Germany, and to the sands of the North African desert, where British troops struggle alongside Indian Sappers and Australian Diggers to adapt to a very different kind of combat.

When will it air?

Season 2 will premiere in 2023 on BBC One in the UK and on PBS in the US.

World on Fire is available on DVD on Amazon.

 

Take a look back at our list of 2022’s best returning British period drama TV series here!