5 Female Writers Behind Your Favourite Series

Creating and defining our heroines, season after season


1. Rubia Sara Rashid, Atypical

The American television writer-producer and show-runner has penned the Peabody Award nominated TV show Atypical, a Netflix comedy that premiered in 2017 about a young man on the autism spectrum who begins dating.




2. Shonda Rhimes, Grey’s Anatomy

American television writer, show-runner, producer and director, Shonda Rhimes is a woman who has aced every trade she has ventured into. She is the first African-American woman to create and executive produce a Top 10 network series—the medical drama Grey's Anatomy. Shonda has also penned the hit TV show How to Get Away with Murder, and has several screenplays to her credit.



3. Margaret Eleanor Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist. Best known for her prose fiction and feminist perspective, she wrote The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985, constructed around the written record of a woman living in sexual slavery in a repressive Christian theocracy of the future that has seized power in the wake of an ecological upheaval; a TV series based on the novel premiered in 2017 and was co-written by Atwood.



4. Lauren Emily Lungerich, On my block

Born in Los Angeles, California Lauren Lungerich is the creator of the hit teen drama television series On my block and Awkward.


5. Marta Fran Kauffman, Grace and Frankie

          Three decades after co-creating the popular sitcom Friends, the American writer and TV producer came back with the                Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie.