Blast from the past: Historical dramasUpdated 10:06 AM ET, Tue January 6, 2015Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photosBlast from the past: Historical dramas – If you wanted to see more Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) after "Captain America: The First Avenger," consider your wish granted. ABC's new show "Agent Carter," set in 1940s post-war America, gives an inside look at Carter's life after Captain America's disappearance, from her work with Howard Stark to the founding of SHIELD. The show will air during the mid-season break for "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD," beginning on January 6. Click through our gallery to see other favorite historical shows coming up in 2015.Hide Caption 1 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Downton Abbey' – Viewers have been eager to see what happens next on the beloved historical drama "Downton Abbey." The Jazz Age-fueled season 5 is airing on PBS now. Click through our gallery to see other favorite historical shows coming up in 2015.Hide Caption 2 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'The Musketeers' – If you need to get your swashbuckling fix, tune in to season 2 of "The Musketeers," beginning January 17 on BBC America. From left, it's Aramis (Santiago Cabrera), Athos (Tom Burke), D'Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) and Porthos (Howard Charles) in a fresh take on Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, "The Three Musketeers."Hide Caption 3 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Reign' – "Reign" takes viewers inside the story of teenager Mary Stuart (played by Adelaide Kane), the woman who will become Mary, Queen of Scots. The show's second season resumes January 22.Hide Caption 4 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Black Sails' – It's like "Pirates of the Caribbean" but darker. This new Starz drama takes place 20 years before "Treasure Island," following Captain Flint and his men as they come across thieves, prostitutes and other pirate gangs. season 2 begins January 24.Hide Caption 5 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'The Americans' – Set in Reagan-era America, the FX drama "The Americans" follows KGB spies, played by Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, posing as an American couple in suburban Washington. Season 3 picks up on January 28.Hide Caption 6 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Mr. Selfridge' – Jeremy Piven brings the titular retail tycoon to life in ITV's "Mr. Selfridge" series, set in 1900s London. At the center of the show is the man and his department store, Selfridges. Overlapping ambition, flamboyance and affairs ensue. Season 3 bows on PBS March 20.Hide Caption 7 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Call the Midwife' – The BBC series "Call the Midwife" follows the emotional highs and lows of midwifery in London's East End in 1960. Season 4 premieres on PBS March 29.Hide Caption 8 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Outlander' – The much-anticipated series "Outlander" returns on Starz in April. Based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling books, the story follows WWII combat nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), who travels back in time to 1743 and encounters Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Hide Caption 9 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Game of Thrones' – Although the realms of Westeros are based only in the universe of author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, some aspects of the "Game of Thrones" storyline borrow from a range of historical inspiration found in medieval Europe. Season 5 will premiere in spring 2015 on HBO.Hide Caption 10 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Penny Dreadful' – Get ready to see a new side of Dorian Gray, Dr. Frankenstein and other dark literary figures prowling Victorian London in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful." The show returns in the spring of 2015.Hide Caption 11 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Turn' – "Turn" dramatizes the story of America's first spy ring during the Revolutionary War. Jamie Bell, right, stars as Abe Woodhull, a farmer who helps form a team of secret agents aiding George Washington. The show has been renewed for a second season on AMC, airing in spring 2015.Hide Caption 12 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Mad Men' – The corporate advertising world of 1960s New York has never looked so sleek, sexy or ruthless. Season 7 will be the last chapter for Don Draper (Jon Hamm), ending in spring 2015. Hide Caption 13 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Halt and Catch Fire' – It's the 1980s, and IBM is enjoying success a year after releasing its personal computer. In AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), right, decides to create a new competitive product with a new company and help from Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy) and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis). The show has been renewed for a second season.Hide Caption 14 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Masters of Sex' – Science is sexy on Showtime's "Masters of Sex," which is based on real events. Research by Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) sets off the sexual revolution of the 1960s as they delve into the science behind human sexuality. Also starring: Caitlin FitzGerald as Libby Masters, left. Hide Caption 15 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Da Vinci's Demons' – It's Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) as you've never seen him. This fictional look at his early life is uniquely dark and fantastical. It's been renewed for a third season. Hide Caption 16 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Doctor Who' – Don't want to be confined by time -- or space, for that matter? Hop on board BBC mainstay "Doctor Who's" time-traveling police box, the TARDIS. The Doctor regularly visits different periods in history and meets historical figures along the way. Vincent van Gogh, anyone? Season 8 has wrapped on BBC America with a new Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman).Hide Caption 17 of 18Photos: Historical TV dramas 18 photos'Ripper Street' – At the time of the Jack the Ripper murders in London's East End circa 1889, chaos and crime were rampant partners. Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) works to control it, through the brothels and filth-ridden streets of Whitechapel. "Ripper Street" was canceled by the BBC after two seasons, but Amazon has rescued the show and commissioned a third.Hide Caption 18 of 18More from EntertainmentSAG Awards: See who's nominated5 surprises about CNN's Roger Ebert film, 'Life Itself'