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: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Nevers, Motherland: Fort Salem, The Great, Spinning Out, Sen Çal Kapımı, Warrior Nun, A Discovery of Witches, Sorry For Your Loss, Stargirl.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotLove, Treason, betrayal, Divorce
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Atmospheric, Fascinating

It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown talent - one that will take her all the way from the comedy clubs of Greenwich Village to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWizards
PlotSupernatural, Magic
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

In the last years of Victoria's reign, London is beset by the "Touched": people — mostly women — who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities, some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True, a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair, a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces — to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersWitches, Lesbians, Wizards, Terrorists
PlotMagic
PlaceSchool of Magic
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersPartners
PlotSports, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleWomen in the lead roles

Kat Baker is an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who is about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryTurkey
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Businessmen
PlotLove, Relationship, Passion, Deception
PlaceTurkey
StyleRomantic, Easy, Women in the lead roles

Connecting all her hopes in her life to her education, Eda comes face to face with Serkan Bolat, who unknowingly cuts her scholarship abroad and caused her to remain a high school graduate. Serkan Bolat offers to give Eda her scholarship back if she pretends to be engaged to him for two months. Eda first rejects the offer due to her hatred for him, but when circumstances change, she has no choice but to accept the offer. While pretending to be engaged, Serkan and Eda begin to have a passionate, challenging relationship that will make you forget all they know right, because love is hard. And that's why it's amazing!!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Warriors
PlotSuperpowers, Magic, Life after death, Sects
PlaceSchool of Magic
StyleWomen in the lead roles

After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Vampire, Lesbians, Demons
PlotLove, Supernatural, Magic, Time travel, Mystery
StyleRomantic, For girls, Twisted plot, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Widows
PlotDeath, Mystery
StyleFor girls, Soulful, To cry, Makes me think

The sudden death of her husband upends and transforms every relationship in Leigh Shaw’s life. It also forces her to realize there was a lot about her husband that she didn’t know.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotSuperpowers, Relationship
PlaceSchool, Small towns, USA
StyleRomantic, Lovely

Courtney Whitmore, a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl, discovers her step-father has a secret: he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, she becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Strong women, Mothers
PlotIntrigue, Mystery, Jealousy
StyleFor girls, By books, Intriguing

The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Adult drama that delves inside the porn industry from the perspective of poster girl Jolene Dollar, who juggles her on-set persona with motherhood and home life.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:10
CharactersStrong women
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric

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 Becky Sharp.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersSerial killers, Sisters, Journalists
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Twisted plot

Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersParents
PlotLove, Love triangle
StyleRomantic, Women in the lead roles

A woman's daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can't stop fantasizing about crashes back into her life.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersLesbians, Childrens, Strong women, Pregnant women, Maids
PlotSurvival, Religion
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, For girls, Spectacular, Dystopian, Sad

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:46
CharactersFamily, Housewives
PlotTreason, Love, betrayal, Relationship, Family life
PlaceUSA
StyleFor girls, Atmospheric, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersFamily, Criminals, Friends, Housewives
PlotRobbery, Money, Passion
StyleFor girls, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Mother and daughter, Single mothers, New kids at school, Friends
PlotRelationship, Move, Growing up, Everyday life, Women's rights
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they've never had... a normal life. But it's not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia's past threatens her and her family's new way of life... and Georgia will do anything to protect her family.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration00:57
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Dark, Fascinating

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:08
CharactersFamily, Strong women
PlaceRussia

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Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration01:08
CharactersKillers, Strong women, Special agents, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StyleFor girls, Spectacular, Action

A security consultant hunts for a ruthless assassin. Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:35
CharactersBusinessmen, Kept woman
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events, Makes me think

Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersWidows, Friends
PlotRelationship, Depression
StyleFor girls, Fascinating

A hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn't quite what she seems.

CharactersTeenagers, Students, Friends
PlotTechnology
PlaceCollege, Poland
StyleWomen in the lead roles

To build an innovative sex app and win a tech competition, a sexually inexperienced student and her friends must explore the daunting world of intimacy.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Housewives, Single mothers, Parents
PlotTreason, Investigation, Death, Mystery, Intrigue
StyleFor girls, Twisted plot, Unexpected ending

Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersGeniuses, Strong women, Orphans
PlotChess, Sports, Adventures, Competitions, Growing up
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Spectacular, By books, Fascinating, Women in the lead roles

In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersLawyers
PlotPolitics, Mystery
PlaceCourt
StyleFor girls, Fascinating, Touching

The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecrime, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
CharactersDetectives, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Women's rights
PlaceEngland
StyleWomen in the lead roles

When Eliza Scarlet’s father dies, he leaves her penniless, but she resolves to continue his detective agency. To operate in a male-dominated world, though, she needs a partner... step forward a detective known as the Duke. Eliza and The Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship as they team up to solve crime in the murkiest depths of 1880’s London.





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