3 Female-Driven Period Dramas to Watch After “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story”

Elle Fanning in
Elle Fanning in "The Great"

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story became a true sensation since premiering on Netflix this month. If you’re craving some more royal drama after watching all six episodes of this hit series, here are three more female-driven shows that you should watch ASAP.

The Great

The Great is one of the most acclaimed royal dramas in recent years, and you should definitely give it a watch. It tells the story of Catherine the Great, played by the Emmy-nominee Elle Fanning, and it chronicles her rise to prominence through a satirical, modern lens.


If you’re looking for another series that will transport you to one of the most interesting periods in the history of Great Britain, Victoria will be your cup of tea. Over the course of three seasons, this ITV series chronicles the reign of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the British throne to her later years.


Unlike the previous two series, this one doesn’t have a royal subject at its center, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing. Hailee Steinfeld plays the famed author Emily Dickinson in this alternative history series, which is quite a stand-out in this genre thanks to its use of modern language, music, and references.