Period Drama 'The Collection' Comes to Masterpiece This Fall

The dramatic key art for "The Collection" (Photo: Courtesy of Lookout Point and MASTERPIECE)

Costume drama fans have a lot to look forward to this Fall. Poldark is coming back for its highly anticipated third season in Octoberalongside a second season of heartwarming period drama The Durrells in Corfu. But that’s not all – splashy drama The Collection is also slated to debut on PBS’ Masterpiece this October, adding a dash of high fashion and scandalous intrigue to our Sunday nights.

The Collection tells the story of a couture fashion house in post-World War II Paris. It follows the saga of the Sabine family, spearheaded by two clashing brothers, as they attempt to rebuild their fashion business as the in the wake of the Nazi occupation. All around them, Paris itself attempts to do the same, as its citizens do their best to shake off the oppression and rationing mindset of the war years and reestablish the city as an international hub of fashion and glamour.

Richard Coyle (Coupling, Covert Affairs) and Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons) play Paul and Claude Sabine, two brothers with very different goals and lifestyles. Paul is the public face of the family’s fashion house, and will stop at nothing to ensure it succeeds. Claude is the black sheep creative of the family who nevertheless produces all their designs. Everyone has secrets and pretty much everyone lies to everyone else and, honestly, it sounds exactly like the sort of addictive drama I live for.

Watch the original Amazon trailer for this new series below: 


Joining Coyle and Riley is an all-star supporting cast that includes Vicious’ Frances de la Tour, Foyle’s War’s Michael Kitchen, Broadchurch’s Sarah Parish, Doctor Who’s Michelle Gomez, Manhattan’s Mamie Gummer and many more.

The seven-part series kicks off on Sunday, October 8, and will run through November 19.

Does The Collection sound like something you’d watch? (Because I'm definitely into it.) Let us know. 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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