Top 10 21st Century TV Series with the Greatest Cast
The Top Ten
1 Grantchester - James Norton, Robson Green, Kacey Ainsworth, Tessa Peake Jones, Al Weaver, Morven Christie, Pheline Roggan Grantchester is an ITV drama series set in the 1950s Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester, near Cambridge. The series features a vicar named Sidney Chambers (portrayed by James Norton) who develops a sideline in sleuthing with help from Detective Geordie Keating (portrayed by Robson Green).
2 Peaky Blinders - Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Annabelle Wallis, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Joe Cole Peaky Blinders is a television crime drama based upon the exploits of the Peaky Blinders gang operating in Birmingham, England during the aftermath of World War I.
3 The Night Manager - Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Coleman, Elizabeth Debicki, Tom Hollander The Night Manager is a British television serial adapted from John LeCarre's espionage novel of the same name. It premiered on BBC One and was directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki.
4 Taboo - Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Jesse Buckley, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Graham, Mark Gatiss, Oona Chaplin
5 Poldark - Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Hieda Reid, Jack Farthing, Kyle Soller Poldark is a British-American drama television series that was first broadcast on BBC One on 8 March 2015. The first eight-part series was based on the first two Poldark novels by Winston Graham, adapted by Debbie Horsfield and directed by Edward Bazalgette and Will McGregor.
6 Happy Valley - Sarah Lancashire, James Norton, Charlie Murphy
7 Benidorm - Kenny Ireland, Johnny Vegas, Steve Pemberton, Sheila Reid, Sheridan Smith Benidorm is a British sitcom written by Derren Litten and produced by Tiger Aspect for ITV. The series features an ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff at the Solana all-inclusive hotel in Benidorm, Spain.
8 Merlin - Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie McGrath, Richard Wilson, John Hurt, Anthony Head, Emelia Fox, Helena Bonham Carter Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps, starring Colin Morgan in the title role.
9 Endeavour - Roger Allam, Dakota Blue Richards, Shaun Evans, James Bradshaw
10 Downton Abbey - Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggart, Dan Stevens, Allen Leach, Lily James, Sophie McShera Downton Abbey is a historical period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece.
11 Breaking Bad - Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, Jesse Plemons, Laura Fraser Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.
12 Sherlock - Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves, Amanda Abbington
13 War and Peace - Lily James, Paul Dano, Adrian "Ade" Edmondson, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Jesse Buckley, Tom Burke, James Norton, Stephen Rea, Tuppence Middleton, Aneurin Barnard, Callum Turner, Jack Lowden, Aisling Loftus, Ken Stott War and Peace is a British one-off miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 19th century novel of the same name. It was scripted by Andrew Davis and stars Downton Abbey's Lily James as Natasha Rostava and Grantchester's James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky.
14 The Durrells - Keeley Hawes, Milo Parker, Josh O'Connor, Daisy Waterstone, Callum Woodhouse The Durrells is an ITV drama miniseries based on Gerald Durrell's three autobiographical books about his family's four years on Corfu 1935-1939, which began airing on 3 April 2016. The series is written by Simon Nye, directed by Steve Barron and Roger Goldby, and produced by Christopher Hall.
15 Parks and Recreation - Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt
16 McMafia - James Norton, Juliet Rylance, Mariya Shukshina, Aleksey Serebrya, Merab Ninidze
17 Ripper Street - Matthew MacFadyen, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn, Charlene McKenna, Adam Rothenberg
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