American TV series about teens

List of the best American TV shows about teenagers selected by visitors to our site: Riverdale, Everything Sucks!, Legacies, Heathers, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger, Dietland, Red Band Society, Insatiable, 13 Reasons Why, Wayne.

In the top there are new series of 2020, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Riverdale (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersFriends, Teenagers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Love triangle, Growing up
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleUnexpected ending, Spectacular, Easy, Fascinating, For girls

Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Everything Sucks! (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
CharactersTeenagers, Losers
StyleNetflix, Touching, Easy

It's 1996 in a town called Boring, Oregon, where high school misfits in the AV and drama clubs brave the ups and downs of teenage emotions in the VHS era.

Legacies (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersVampire, Witches, Friends, Werewolves, Teenagers
PlotSupernatural, Magic, Death, Investigation
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action, Romantic

In a place where young witches, vampires, and werewolves are nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses, Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, among others, come of age into heroes and villains at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

Heathers (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians
TimeDark ones
StyleFor girls

A pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Based on the 1988 cult classic film.

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CharactersFriends, Superhero, Teenagers, The thieves, Heroes
PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Investigation, Teleportation, Superpowers
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Action

Two teenagers from very different backgrounds awaken to newly acquired superpowers which mysteriously link them to one another.

Dietland (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeenagers, Gays, Fat Girls
PlotDepression, Weapons
StyleFor girls

Plum Kettle, ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines, struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.

Red Band Society (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFriends, Teenagers
StyleUplifting, Soulful

Children and teenagers become friends in a hospital where they are all patients. Together they try to escape the sad reality to create their own world with their own codes , while the nursing staff do their best to bring them a little happiness everyday. Charlie , in a coma for several months, attending meanwhile helplessly bustle around him. He sees nothing , but he hears everything ...

Insatiable (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CharactersLawyers, Teenagers, Fat Girls
StyleNetflix, For girls

A bullied teenager turns to beauty pageants as a way to exact her revenge, with the help of a disgraced coach who soon realizes he's in over his head.

13 Reasons Why (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, detective
PlotDepression, Relationship, Growing up
StyleNetflix, To cry, Touching, Makes me think, Worth watching

After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.

Wayne (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy
CharactersFamily, Teenagers, Tough guys
PlotLove, Motorcycles, Revenge, Adventures
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Action, By comics

In this gritty and sometimes bloody tale, sixteen year-old Wayne sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del to take back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. It is Wayne and Del against the world.

Sex Education (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersPsychologists, Teenagers, Gays
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, England
StyleNetflix, Easy, Lovely, Fascinating, Touching

Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

The Act (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genrehorror, drama, crime
CharactersParents, Teenagers, Neighbors, Mother and daughter
PlotLove, Growing up, Deception
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleFor girls, Makes me think, Based on real events

A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.

The Society (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, drama
PlotDeath, Survival, Relationship
PlaceSmall towns
StyleNetflix, Fascinating, Worth watching, Twisted plot

When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

Step Up: High Water (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music
PlotDancing, Art
StyleFascinating, Spectacular, Lovely

Twins Tal and Janelle relocate from Ohio to Atlanta, where at their new school High Water is always a beat.

Human Kind Of (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, comedy, cartoon
CharactersAliens, Teenagers

When Judy Reilly, a nerdy teenager, finds out her estranged father was an extraterrestrial, surviving a half-alien adolescence seems pretty hopeless. But with the help of a dangerously upbeat mother and a comic book obsessed best friend, Judy is able to uncover her powers, stand up to bullies, and inevitably discover what makes her both alien and human along the way.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CharactersWitches, Teenagers
PlotMagic, Adventures
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, By comics

As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

Deadly Class (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersKillers, Teenagers
PlotMartial Arts, Death, Sects
TimeDark ones
StyleFor men, Atmospheric

Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.

When They See Us (2019)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CharactersParents, Lawyers, Teenagers
StyleBased on real events, Makes me think, Netflix

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

Euphoria (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
CharactersFriends, Teachers, Teenagers, Lesbians
PlotSocial networks, Relationship, Funeral
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.

Trinkets (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CharactersScammers, Friends, Teenagers
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFor girls, Spectacular, Fascinating

A grieving teen finds an unexpected connection with two classmates at her new high school after they all land in the same Shoplifters Anonymous group.