Outlander: 5 must-see series if you love historical drama starring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan

Author: Elena Arrisico ,
Outlander cover: 5 must-see series if you love historical drama starring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan

Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser e Jamie MacKenzie Fraser they even won over Susan Sarandon, who claimed to be passionate about historical drama during the pandemic.

Created by Ronald D. Moore, produced since 2014 and in its fifth season, the series is based on the saga of novels signed by Diana Gabaldon which tells the story of Claire, a time traveler and nurse - then a doctor - of the Second World War who, since 1945, is inexplicably found in Scotland in 1743.


Played by Caitriona Balfe, the woman gets trapped in the eighteenth century, where he falls in love with Jamie (Sam Heughan) and with whom he is then at the court of France and in America, shortly before the Revolution.

Story, fantasy, action and romance are all characteristics of the series, but are there any similar ones? Whether they are transpositions of real events or stories taken from novels set in other eras - perhaps, between one time travel and another - here are some romantic time series (in alphabetical order) not to be missed, if you love Outlander.

  1. Bridgerton
  2. Poldark
  3. The White Queen
  4. Timeless
  5. 22.11.63

Outlander Outlander Claire Randall, a married woman and a nurse from World War II, mysteriously ends up in a bygone era, in 1743, where she quickly becomes embroiled in a world alien to her and events ... Open tab

1 - Bridgerton

Bridgerton Bridgerton Based on bestsellers about the powerful Bridgerton family, the series follows the stories of these eight brothers who are very close in search of love. Open tab

Based on the novels of Julia quinn, created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes since 2020, #Bridgerton is set during the Regency Era in London's high society.

At the heart of the plot is the story of the Bridgerton family and the love relationship between Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) e Simon (Rege-Jean Page), Duke of Hastings.

The two meet on her high society debut. Initially, theirs will be born as a friendship, but the feeling between the two will grow over time, although their love will have to deal with Simon's past.

2 - Poldark

Poldark Poldark Ross Poldark returns home to Cornwall from the American War of Independence and must save his disgraced family fortune. He will have to defend it from a ruthless business rival, ... Open tab


Created by Debbie Horsfield and produced from 2015 to 2019 for 5 seasons, #Poldark is another historical drama based on a series of novels: the series is, in fact, inspired by the saga of Winston Graham set in the XNUMXth century.

The protagonist is Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), British soldier who returns to Cornwall after fighting in the American War of Independence for three years. To his enormous surprise, he discovers that things have changed a bit on his return.

His father is dead, his fiancée Elizabeth (Heida Reed) she is now promised to her cousin Francis (Kyle Soller) and the family mines are in ruins. Man must work to try to recover what can be saved and, in the meantime, take on a certain one Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) as a waitress.

3 - The White Queen

The White Queen The White Queen Open tab


Among the historical costume series that include romance and history, there is #The White Queen. 2013 miniseries, is set during the War of the Roses and tells of the conflict to obtain the throne of England, from the point of view of Elizabeth Woodville (Rebecca Ferguson).

Inspired by novels The queen of the white rose, The queen of the red rose e The future queen - part of the saga The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels di Philippa Gregory - the series had two sequels: The White Princess in 2017 and The Spanish Princess in 2019.


The White Princess The White Princess The story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, and her marriage to the victor of Lancaster, Henry VII. Based on the book of the same name by Philippa Gregory. Open tab

#The White Princess sees protagonist Elizabeth of York (Jodie Comer) and it is taken from the novel A princess for two kings.

The Spanish Princess The Spanish Princess The living and engaging story that redeems the events of Catherine of Aragon, historically obscured by her infamous marriage to King Henry VIII. Open tab

#The Spanish Princess is focused on Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope) and based on novels Catherine, the first wife e The curse of the king.

4 - Timeless

Timeless Timeless The mysterious and brilliant master of crime Garcia Flynn manages to get hold of a time machine that he will use to carry out a dangerous mission: to destroy the United States ... Open tab

Outlander speaks of time travel, as #Timeless. Produced from 2016 to 2018 for 2 seasons and created by Shawn Ryan ed Eric Kripke, the series follows the adventures of the history teacher Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) who, together with the scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) and to the soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter), he must try to save American history.

A mysterious organization is, in fact, trying to rewrite history, using a time machine. While traveling through time, we meet historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln e Bonnie and Clyde, just to name a couple.

5 – 22.11.63

22.11.63 22.11.63 An English teacher from Maine travels back in time to prevent the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Open tab

Inspired by the novel by Stephen King 22/11/63, #22.11.63 (11.22.63) is a miniseries produced in 2016 that - like Outlander - is about time travel and photographs a specific historical period.

In this case, the protagonist is the professor Jake Epping (James Franco) who finds himself traveling through time to try and prevent that John Fitzgerald Kennedy be killed.

Unfortunately, however, things are not as simple as they may seem: Lee Harvey Oswald (Daniel Webber), Sadie Dunhill (Sarah Gadon) and the past - which does not want to be changed - will complicate things for him.

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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is the Bridgerton prequel miniseries, written by Shonda Rhimes, which chronicles the life of the famous Queen Charlotte as a young man. Interestingly, the character is based on a real-life queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Stretliz, who married King George III in 1761. In the Bridgerton series, Queen Charlotte is played by Golda Rosheuvel, a naturalized British Guyanese actress.

The miniseries premiered at the Netflix TUDUM 2022 event, and an image showing the actress playing Charlotte as a young man in costume was also shown: India Ria Amarteifio. The image is that of the cover of this article. A very nice clip from the series was also presented, which you see below:

In the video we see the future Queen Charlotte trying to climb a wall, unfortunately without success. A young man approaches her and tries to investigate the reasons that push the noblewoman to the enterprise; only at the end it turns out that the handsome and elegant boy is really King George!

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