13.3k voters

The Best New Teen TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated May 3, 2021 30.8k votes 13.3k voters 192.9k views102 items

List RulesVote up the shows that premiered on or after January 1st, 2018, that best capture teen spirit.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we're ranking the best teen TV shows since 2018. Our list of the highest rated teen shows of the past four years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new teen series on television. What is the best new teen show? 

Featuring new CW shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent teen dramas include Love, Victor, Euphoria, Outer Banks, and I am Not OK with This. Many of the best teen shows are genre series, like the thriller Elite, the supernatural Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, or the fantasy series Locke & Key. Other must-watch shows for teens include the very relatable Never Have I Ever and PEN15.

Vote up the best new teen shows that have premiered recently. Then, check out our list of the best teen drama shows.

  • 1


    Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney

    PremieredJune 16, 2019

    Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, love, and violence....  more
  • 2

    Outer Banks

    Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline

    PremieredApril 15, 2020

    Outer Banks (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama series created by created by Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke. A group of teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks stumble upon a treasure...  more
  • 3

    Never Have I Ever

    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan


    Never Have I Ever (Netflix, 2020) is an American comedy television series created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. The series follows the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian...  more
  • 4


    Arón Piper, Miguel Bernardeau

    PremieredOctober 5, 2018

    Check out other shows like Elite!

    Elite (Netflix, 2018) is a Spanish thriller teen drama web television series created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona. When three working-class teenagers begin attending an exclusive private...  more
  • 5

    On My Block

    Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao

    PremieredMarch 16, 2018

    On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. In an inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, four teens - a...  more
  • 6

    Locke & Key

    Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup

    PremieredFebruary 7, 2020

    Locke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book series by Joe Hill. After their father is murdered, three children move into a new home where they find...  more
  • 7

    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper

    PremieredFebruary 15, 2019

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after their...  more
  • 8

    The Society

    Rachel Keller, Kathryn Newton

    PremieredMay 10, 2019

    The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser. After discovering everybody else in their town has vanished, a group of teenagers must come...  more
  • 9

    I Am Not Okay With This

    Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff

    PremieredFebruary 26, 2020

    I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix, 2020) is an American coming-of-age drama television series created, directed, written, and executive produced by Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall. Sydney (Sophia...  more
  • 10

    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden

    PremieredOctober 24, 2017

    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex Lawther)...  more
  • 11

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch

    PremieredOctober 26, 2018

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) must...  more
  • 12


    Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd

    PremieredOctober 25, 2018

    Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a Vampire/Werewolf...  more
  • 13

    All American

    Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs

    PremieredOctober 10, 2018

    All American (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by April Blair. When a rising high school football player (Daniel Ezra) from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly...  more
  • 14

    Ginny & Georgia

    Antonia Gentry, Brianne Howey

    PremieredFebruary 24, 2021

    Ginny & Georgia (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series created by Sarah Lampert. Ginny Miller, an angsty fifteen-year-old often feels more mature than her thirty-year-old mother, the...  more
  • 15

    Grand Army

    Odley Jean, Maliq Johnson

    PremieredOctober 16, 2020

    Grand Army (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series created by Katie Cappiello. The series tells the story of five high school students as they struggle with sexual, racial, and...  more
  • 16

    Spinning Out

    Kaya Scodelario, Mitchell Edwards


    Spinning Out (Netflix, 2020) American drama series, created by Samantha Stratton. Figure skating Olympic hopeful Kat Baker (Kaya Scodelario) struggles to balance love, family and fragile mental...  more
  • 17

    Fate: The Winx Saga

    Abigail Cowen, Hannah van der Westhuysen

    PremieredJanuary 22, 2021

    Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix, 2021) is an English-language Italian young adult fantasy-drama television series based on the animated series Winx Club, created by Iginio Straffi. The story follows...  more
  • 18

    Veronica Mars

    Kristen Bell, Frank Gallegos


    Veronica Mars (Hulu, 2019) is an American television miniseries created by Rob Thomas that serves as a continuation of the 2004–07 television series of the same name as well as the 2014 film. The...  more
  • 19

    High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

    Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo

    PremieredNovember 8, 2019

    High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+, 2019) is an American mockumentary web television series based on the film series of the same name created by Peter Barsocchini. The series...  more
  • 20

    The Wilds

    Rachel Griffiths, Sophia Ali

    PremieredDecember 11, 2020

    The Wilds (Prime Video, 2020) is an American adventure mystery drama created by Shalisha Francis, Sarah Streicher, and Jai Tiggett. After a plane crash on a deserted island a group of teen girls from...  more
  • 21

    Teenage Bounty Hunters

    Maddie Phillips, Anjelica Bette Fellini


    Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix, 2020) is a comedy television series starring Maddie Phillips. After joining forces with a veteran bounty hunter, sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling and...  more
  • 22

    Love, Victor

    Michael Cimino, Ana Ortiz

    PremieredJune 17, 2020

    Love, Victor (Hulu, 2020) is an American romantic comedy web television series created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, inspired by and set in the same world as the 2018 film of the same name....  more
  • 23

    Dash & Lily

    Austin Abrams, Midori Francis

    PremieredNovember 10, 2020

    Dash & Lily (Netflix, 2020) is an American teen rom-com television series based on the young adult series Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. A whirlwind holiday romance...  more
  • 24

    Nancy Drew

    Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim

    PremieredOctober 9, 2019

    Nancy Drew (The CW, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series based on the titular character of a mystery book series. After 18-year-old Nancy Drew's (Kennedy McMann) college plans are put...  more
  • 25

    Alexa & Katie

    Paris Berelc, Isabel May


    Alexa & Katie (Netflix, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Heather Wordham. Eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school, lifelong best friends Alexa (Paris...  more