The Buccaneers is a period drama series created by Katherine Jakeways. The Apple TV+ series is based on an unfinished novel of the same name by Edith Warton, the series revolves around a group of young American women in 1870s London as both American and British cultures clash because of the wildly different approach to their traditions. The Buccaneers stars Kristine Frøseth, Alisha Boe, Matthew Broome, Josh Dylan, Barney Fishwick, and Aubri Ibrag. So, if you loved the Apple TV+ series here are some similar shows you could watch next.
The Buccaneers (BritBox & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: A lavish, star-studded adaptation of Edith Wharton’s final book. In London for the season, four beautiful Americans charm the impoverished English aristocracy with their vivacity and wealth. But it all turns to ashes.
Gentleman Jack (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Set in the changing world of 1832 England at the start of the industrial revolution, Gentleman Jack tells the remarkable and true story of Anne Lister. The charismatically stubborn landowner is determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, by reopening her coal mines and marrying well, though she has no intention of marrying a man. The series examines Anne’s relationships with her family, servants, tenants, industrial rivals; and most importantly, with her would-be-wife, the wealthy heiress Ann Walker.
Belgravia (MGM+ & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Belgravia is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful eve of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come as secrets unravel behind the porticoed doors of London’s grandest neighborhoods. The limited series reunites the award-winning creative team behind Downton Abbey; with Julian Fellowes adapting his bestselling novel for the screen and Carnival’s Gareth Neame executive producing alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander (Sense & Sensibility, Trust Me) will direct all episodes with Colin Wratten (Killing Eve) producing. The team is joined by a stellar ensemble cast including Tamsin Greig (Episodes), Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs), Harriet Walter (The Crown) and Alice Eve (She’s Out Of My League), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children), Richard Goulding (The Windsors), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Adam James (Band of Brothers), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner) and Saskia Reeves (Luther).
Dickinson (Apple TV+)
Synopsis: Dickinson audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson (Steinfeld). Set in the 19th century, Dickinson is a coming-of-age story that finds Emily Dickinson to be an unexpected hero for our millennial era.
Downton Abbey (Prime Video, Peacock & BritBox)
Synopsis: After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir, Lord Crawley is faced with the possibility that the house he’s loved his whole life might someday belong to a distant cousin he’s never met. Will the fate of Downton and its family be resolved?
The Gilded Age (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: From Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes comes this historical drama series set during the American Gilded Age. Against this backdrop, the story begins in 1882 when young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Union general, moves into the New York City home of her thoroughly old money aunts and gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbors.
Harlots (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots is a powerful family drama offering a brand new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity – sex. Based on the stories of real women, the series follows Margaret Wells (Morton) and her daughters, as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley (Manville), a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk. Brown Findlay will star as Charlotte, Margaret’s eldest daughter and the city’s most coveted courtesan who begins to grapple with her position in both society and her immediate family. Written by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, Moira Buffini (Jane Eyre, Tamara Drewe) and based upon an original idea by Moira Buffini and Alison Newman, Harlots is the first commission for Monumental Pictures, the independent company founded by Oscar nominated producers Alison Owen (Suffragette, Tulip Fever) and Debra Hayward (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Les Misérables).
Vanity Fair (Prime Video)
Synopsis: In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English Society than Miss Rebecca Sharp.
Synopsis: From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future.
Sanditon (Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Emmy Award®-winning writer Andrew Davies brings Jane Austen’s unfinished last novel vividly to life. The once-sleepy fishing village of Sanditon is transforming into a fashionable spa resort full of intrigues and dalliances. Changing alongside it is the impulsive and unconventional Charlotte Heywood, who journeys to discover herself–and find love on her own terms.