All of these characters deserved more hype this year, and I hope you decide to meet a few yourself. From drama leads, to sarcastic queens, here’s a list of some of my favorite female characters from new shows in 2021.
The Underground Railroad
When Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk) signed on to adapt Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer-prize-winning Underground Railroad, we held back. We knew we’d need to hear what Black critics thought.