Odishatv Bureau

Imagine visiting a place where people are still living in castles wearing lavish dresses and doing life chores in a simple country style away from today’s bustling crowd and the internet. A great relief from everyday stress, isn’t it? 

Well, while the science folks are still working on time travel, the easiest way to go back to the past is through Historical shows. And with the vast availability of streaming platforms, you are just a click away from your great escape show. So, let's dive into this list of the best historical shows to watch on OTTs.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

A prequel to the Bridgerton Netflix series, this series features the marriage of the young queen Charlotte to England’s King George, starting an epic love story while transforming England's high society.

The Crown 

Set in the era of the mid-20th century, this show features the life of Queen Elizabeth II, including her political rivalries, romances, and certain events that influenced Britain at that time.


Outlander is an epic show featuring a unique blend of history and time travel. When a nurse from WWII travels to Scotland in 1743, she meets a Highland warrior and must do her best to survive the grand uprising of the time. 

The Queen’s Gambit

Set in the era of the Cold War, Beth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy fights with her addiction to become the best chess player in the world.

Peaky Blinders

Starring Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, it’s about a fierce gang leader of a young criminal gang in the 1900s era who dealt with the black market, illegal betting, and more. 

The Cook of Castamar

This historical romantic show set in the era of the 1800s, depicts the love story of a widowed Duke and a young agoraphobic woman while exploring topics like second chances and self-discovery.

Alias Grace 

Based on Margaret Atwood's novel, this historical crime thriller is an epic tale of a murder-accused woman who was held for 15 years, even long after her co-conspirator was hanged. With an 88% audience score, this is a must-watch.

Band of Brothers

Winning 6 Primetime Emmys and following the path of Saving Private Ryan, this show meticulously narrates the story of the U.S. Army and its mission in World War II. 

Vikings: Valhalla 

A follow-up sequel to the ‘Vikings’ with after-100 years setting, this show features the adventure story of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada, and the Norman King William the Conqueror.


This action, adventure, and drama show transports you to the time of Vikings where the mysterious and brutal Ragnar Lothbrok, aspires to explore the distant lands across the ocean.

Anne with An E

This family drama show set in the time of the 19th century, follows the story of an orphaned girl named Anne who finds a new home and family on Prince Edward Island while exploring her interests and love for life.

By- Supalee Dalai