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The Best New Cable Dramas of the Last Few Years

Updated May 14, 2021 2.4k votes 1.4k voters 3k views97 items

List RulesOnly dramatic series that have premiered Season 1 on cable channels on or after January 1, 2017.

Many people claim we're in a Golden Age of television, and the best cable dramas since 2017 may prove as much. The best cable TV dramas to premiere in 2017 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? Big Litle Lies adapts the novel of the same name into a fascinating miniseries about a group of women embroiled in a murder investigation. Killing Eve is another great cable TV show to have premiered since 2017. Suits aired its finale in 2019, but Pearson gave fans a pretty good spinoff when it premiered on USA Network in 2019. Other good cable dramas featured on this list include American Gods, Watchmen, and Succession.

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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