Drama The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015  

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List Rules Only dramatic series that have premiered Season 1 on cable channels on or after January 1, 2015.

Many people claim we're in a Golden Age of television, and the best cable dramas since 2015 may prove as much. The best cable TV dramas to premiere in 2015 and beyond come in many forms. Some excellent cable dramas are about personal relationships while other good dramatic cable series feature supernatural elements. Many current cable TV shows have been honored with awards.

What shows will you find on this top modern cable drama series list? Twin Peaks: The Return revisited the original series over 25 years after the original series first concluded. Fear the Walking Dead is another great cable TV show to have premiered since 2015. Breaking Bad aired its finale in 2013, but Better Call Saul gave fans a new favorite show when it premiered on AMC in 2015. Other good cable dramas featured on this list include Big Little Lies, Mr. Robot, and Westworld.

How will we ever determine which cable series deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up.

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul (A&E, 2015) is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is an American true crime anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The first season, The People v. O. J. Simpson, presents ...more

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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more

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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, and a prequel to The Walking Dead. A dysfunctional, ...more

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.

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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Barry Jones The Magicians was a British family entertainment television show, first broadcast throughout January 2011 on BBC One. The show features magicians performing a number of magic tricks with guest ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more

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The Night Of is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
John Turturro, Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp The Night Of (HBO, 2016) is an American eight-part crime drama television miniseries created by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian, based on the British TV series Criminal Justice. After a night ...more

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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, based on the web series Awkward Black Girl. Black female friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more

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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in ...more

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Zoo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie Zoo (CBS, 2015) is an American drama television series based on the 2012 novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. A group of varied professionals investigate the mysterious pandemic of ...more

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Feud is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Alfred Molina Feud (FX, 2017) is an anthology television series developed by Ryan Murphy. The first season centers around the backstage battle between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan ...more

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Younger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor Younger is an American television comedy-drama series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name. The series stars Sutton Foster as the lead character, with Hilary Duff, Debi ...more

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The Royals is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park The Royals (E!, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Mark Schwahn. Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) is the matriarch of a fictional contemporary British royal family who must ...more

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae Sneaky Pete is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston. The series follows a released convict who adopts the identity of his cell mate in order to avoid his past ...more

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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in ...more

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Glitch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Tessa Marie Archer, Thomas Brophy, Curtis Eastwood

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The Son is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon The Son (AMC, 2017) is a western drama television series based on the book of the same name by Philipp Meyer.

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The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando The Young Pope (2016, HBO) is an English-language Italian drama television series. Jude Law stars as .Pope Pius XIII (born Lenny Belardo), the newly elected Pope and former Archbishop of New ...more

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The Girlfriend Experience is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cable Dramas Since 2015
Riley Keough, Paul Sparks, Mary Lynn Rajskub Law student Christine Reade (Riley Keough) lands an internship at a firm and struggles to balance her workload, expenses, and classes. When her close friend reveals that she has been working as ...more