TV series with women in the lead roles

TV series with women in the lead roles
List of the best TV series with women in the main roles, selected by visitors to our site: Physical, The Bite, The OA, P-Valley, Made For Love, Girlboss, High Fidelity, Devs, The Great, Lisey's Story.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Physical (2021)
CharactersHousewives, Trainers, Friends
PlotMoney, Family life, Aerobics
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Sheila Rubin is a quietly tormented housewife in ’80s San Diego. Behind closed doors, she battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success.

The Bite (2021)
CharactersZombie, Friends, Neighbors
PlotViruses, The Internet, Phone calls
PlaceNew York
StyleWomen in the lead roles

During an unexpected, deadly second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, two neighbors, Rachel and Lily, navigate life in quarantine. While Rachel juggles her many telemedicine clients as well as a shaky, passionless marriage, Lily is upstairs just trying to convince her Wall Street clientele that her very specific skillset is still just as valuable over video as it was in person.

The OA (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersCaptives
PlotInvestigation, Death, Lost memory, Life after death, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleNetflix, Makes me think, Women in the lead roles, Philosophical

Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.

P-Valley (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
PlotDancing
PlaceNight clubs
StyleTwisted plot, Women in the lead roles, To cry, Fascinating

Down deep in the Mississippi Delta, Trap music meets film noir in this kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors—the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned.

Made For Love (2021)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRich
PlotHarassment, Technology, Surveillance, The escape
TimeFuture
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Fascinating

Thirty-something Hazel Green tries to escape a suffocating marriage — until she realizes her tech billionaire husband has implanted a revolutionary tracking device, the Made for Love, in her brain.

Girlboss (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersScammers, Friends, Businessmen
StyleFor girls, Women in the lead roles

Sophia is a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life.

High Fidelity (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, music
CountryUSA
PlotLife
StyleRomantic, Easy, Atmospheric, Women in the lead roles

Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn revisit past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love.

Devs (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHackers
PlotTime travel, Time machine, Technology, Virtual Reality, Freedom
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Women in the lead roles, Makes me think

Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.

The Great (2020)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersKings, Strong women
PlotIntrigue
PlaceRussia
StyleWomen in the lead roles, Based on real events

A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.

Lisey's Story (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryChile, USA
CharactersWidows
PlotMystery, Supernatural
TimeDark ones
StyleDark, Women in the lead roles

This terrifying thriller follows widow Lisey Landon as a series of disturbing events revives memories of her marriage to author Scott Landon and the darkness that plagued him.

Trese (2021)
CharactersMonster Hunters
PlotSupernatural, Magic, Mystery, Fighting Evil
StyleNetflix, By comics, Women in the lead roles

In Manila, where dark supernatural forces pervade the criminal underworld, it’s up to Alexandra Trese to keep the peace — but there’s a storm brewing.

In/Spectre (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersDemons
PlotSupernatural, Mystery, Investigation, Power
StyleRomantic, Women in the lead roles, By manga

At the young age of 11, Kotoko Iwanaga was abducted by youkai for two weeks and asked to become their "God of Wisdom," a mediator between the spirit and human worlds, to which the girl quickly agreed but at the cost of her right eye and left leg. Now, six years later, whenever youkai wish for their problems to be solved, they make their way to Kotoko for consultation.Meanwhile, Kurou Sakuragawa, a 22-year-old university student, has just broken up with his girlfriend after he fled alone when the two encountered a kappa. Seeing this as her chance to become closer with him, Kotoko immediately makes her move, hoping to get married to Kurou one day. However, she quickly realizes there is something more to Kurou. With this knowledge, she asks for his help in solving the various issues presented by the supernatural, all the while wishing her newfound partner will eventually reciprocate her feelings.

Plunderer (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
CharactersHeroes, Good people, Defenders
PlotAdventures, Travel, Computer games
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Women in the lead roles, To cry, By manga

In a post-apocalyptic world dominated by the so-called "Numbers," each human will have their identity branded with their own "Count," which could define any number related to their life. May it be one's walked distance or amount of compliments given to them by others, this Count could lead them to the abyss when it has dropped to zero.In the year 305 of the Alcian calendar, Hina has inherited a mission from her Mother, whose Count has depreciated to zero, to search for the Legendary Red Baron. In her adventure, she meets a half-masked swordsman named Licht who tries to hide his identity, as he is known as a degenerate for having an incredibly low Count.

Birdgirl (2021)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersSuperhero, Superhero team
PlotAdventures
StyleWomen in the lead roles

After being named CEO of the world's largest and most non-sensical corporation, Sebben & Sebben, Judy Ken Sebben aka Birdgirl has to find a way to maintain her work/superhero life balance.

Fate: The Winx Saga (2021)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, United Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Fairies, Friends, Heroes
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Adventures
PlaceSchool
StyleNetflix, Spectacular, Easy, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

The coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Épidémie (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller
CountryCanada
CharactersFamily, Doctors, Virologists
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Treason, Viruses, Medicine
StyleSpectacular, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

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Mare of Easttown (2021)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Killers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleWomen in the lead roles

A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.

Pretend It's a City (2021)
CharactersComedian, Writers
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleNetflix, Women in the lead roles

Wander the New York City streets and fascinating mind of wry writer, humorist and raconteur Fran Lebowitz as she sits down with Martin Scorsese.

Unorthodox (2020)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryGermany
CharactersMusicians
PlotLife, Religion, Harassment, Wedding, Family life
PlaceBerlin, Germany
StyleNetflix, Short, Women in the lead roles, Touching

A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians -- until her past comes calling.

The Underground Railroad (2021)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, The escape
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Follow young Cora’s journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.




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