UPDATED: Check out the Best New Mini-Series in 2021!
Miniseries in 2020 may be short but still have big ambitions. With the flexibility of streaming services and the eagerness of traditional television channels to experiment, there's nothing limited about limited series, and even with one season they are some of the best shows in 2020.
From documentary miniseries to dramas with a defined beginning and end - such as the adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere - there's something surprisingly freeing about knowing a TV show only has so many episodes. Though some limited series are parts of stories that can be continued in other, new miniseries (such as with The New Pope, the follow up to The Young Pope), each one is still a complete object on its own. In these days of bingeing Netflix, it can be nice to know there's an end in sight and that the end of the season is truly the end of the story.
Whether you call them "limited series" or the old-fashioned "miniseries," the options available in 2020 are some of the best yet. Vote up the best series with a limited run of episodes that are airing for the first time in 2020.
Vote on the 2020 best new limited series here!
- 1185 VOTESA therapist's life unravels after she learns that her husband might be responsible for a disaster.
- Actors: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, Edgar Ramírez, Ismael Cruz Cordova
- 213 VOTESA son investigates his mother's murder.
- Actors: Madison Hamburg, Barbara Hamburg
- Video: YouTube3182 VOTESUnorthodox (Netflix, 2020) is a German drama television series created by Anna Winger and directed by Maria Schrader based on the novel of the same name by Deborah Feldman. It follows the story of a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage and religious community to start a new life abroad.
- Actors: Jeff Wilbusch, Amit Rahav, Maria Schrader
- Video: YouTube4277 VOTESThe intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter.
- Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Joshua Jackson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn