In 2019, Phoebe Waller-Bridge racked up a record-breaking number of awards for her groundbreaking comedy drama, Fleabag. If you loved Fleabag’s fierce honesty and feminist quirks, we recommend checking out these six shows with strong female leads.

Killing Eve

Waller-Bridge was the showrunner for the first season of the thriller Killing Eve. The show is about two powerful women who team up thanks to their shared talent for killing.

Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum follows a witty woman obsessing over sex and navigating her 20s. If you love Fleabag for its holds-nothing-back humor, give Chewing Gum a try.


Shrill is a BBC drama that follows a female journalist face her self esteem issues and rethink her body image. It’s relatable, charming, and full of wisdom.

Russian Doll

Russian Doll stars the wonderful Natasha Lyonne in a Groundhog Day-style scenario. It’s full of quirks and Lyonne is brilliant and hilarious in her role as Nadia.


Before Fleabag, Waller-Bridge created the miniseries Crashing. It follows young adults in London and explores similar themes to her critically-acclaimed show.

Him & Her

Him & Her is an anti-romance that is set almost entirely in a one-bedroom studio apartment. Like Fleabag, it shuffles expectations and opts for honest, messy moments over polished romance.