In recent years, the world of entertainment has witnessed a remarkable shift towards more inclusive and empowering storytelling. As the demand for diverse narratives continues to grow, a new wave of women-centric web series is set to make its mark on the digital landscape. These upcoming female-led shows aim to shatter stereotypes, challenge societal norms, and celebrate the strength and resilience of women in all their complexities.
In the following sections, we will explore some of the highly anticipated women-centric Indian web series that are slated to be released on various OTT platforms. So, are you ready to be captivated, inspired, and challenged as we embark on this fantastic journey into the world of women-centric web series on OTT? Let us celebrate the power of storytelling and the incredible women who are leading the charge in redefining the narrative landscape.
Delhi Crime To Aarya: 7 Women-Centric Web Series Releasing On OTT That We Are Excited About
1. Aarya Season 3 (Part – 2) – Disney + Hotstar
Lead: Sushmita Sen | Genre: Crime Thriller | Release Date: 9th February
One of the finest Indian crime thrillers is Sushmita Sen’s Aarya. And, after two successful seasons, Aarya will return with another season. The story of Aarya revolves around Aarya Sareen, who is a caring mother and a loving wife. She is quite naïve however, and is unaware of the illegal business her husband is a part of. Things go bad for their family after Aarya’s husband Tej Sareen, a pharma baron, is mysteriously killed. The series was nominated for Best Drama Series at the International Emmy Awards, and Sushmita won the Best Actress award at Filmfare OTT Awards aswell.
2. SHE (Season 3) – Netflix
Lead: Aaditi Pohankar | Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery | Release Date: To be announced
After two successful seasons, one of the most loved women-centric web series SHE is going to return with Season 3 on Netflix. Yes, SHE season – 3 is currently in the works. The gripping crime drama, spanning the first two seasons, unfolds the narrative of Bhumi (Aaditi Pohankar), an initially timid police constable. Witness her transformation into a formidable and self-assured woman, discovering the latent potential of her sexuality along the way.
3. Fabulous Lives of Bollywood – Netflix
Leads: Maheep Kapoor, Neelam Kothari, Seema Khan, and Bhavana Pandey| Genre: Reality Show | Release Date: End of 2024 (Approx)
Netflix has officially greenlit the third season of “Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives,” a web series that has been both widely criticized and highly viewed. For those unfamiliar, the show falls under the genre of reality TV and adopts the format popularized by the renowned ‘Real Housewives’ series. Headlined by Maheep Kapoor, Neelam Kothari, Seema Khan, and Bhavana Pandey, the show provides an insider’s view into the glamorous lives of these Bollywood wives.
4. Brown – Zee5
Lead: Karisma Kapoor | Genre: Drama | Release Date: To be announced
Actor Karisma Kapoor’s upcoming web series “Brown” is one of the most highly anticipated women-centric Indian web series releasing in 2024. The neo-noir drama show, directed by Abhinay Deo of “Delhi Belly” fame and produced by Zee Studios. “Brown” centers around Rita Brown, a suicidal alcoholic, and Arjun Sinha, a widower with survivor’s guilt. They must push their personal demons aside to find a serial killer whose belief in his divine purpose makes him unstoppable. The series encapsulates themes of depression, irrelevance, addiction, corruption, and false appearances.
5. Heeramandi – Netflix
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s web series ‘Heeramandi’ stars Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal, and Sanjeeda Sheikh in the lead roles. It will stream on Netflix.
6. Call Me Bae – Amazon Prime Video
Lead: Ananya Panday | Genre: Drama | Release Date: To be announced
Ananya Panday will mark her digital debut with Karan Johar’s Call Me Bae. The web series revolves around Bae, a billionaire fashionista, who is disowned by her ultra-rich family, owing to a salacious scandal. And, for the first time in her life, she has to fend for herself. On this journey, she overcomes stereotypes and discovers who she really is. Given its interesting plot, it definitely is one of the most anticipated web series of the year.
7. Delhi Crime (Season 3) – Netflix
Lead: Shefali Shah | Genre: Crime Thriller | Release Date: To be announced
Shefali Shah takes on the prominent role of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in the critically acclaimed series “Delhi Crime”. As per many reports, the series will return with another season. During the course of the show’s second season, Chaturvedi is promoted to DIG but is subsequently relocated to an undisclosed and secluded location. This raises questions about her availability to collaborate with her team on new cases. Yet, bureaucratic procedures involved in the transfer process could mean that Chaturvedi remains in her post long enough to close another investigation. Only time will tell how this development will affect the future of the show’s beloved lead character. We are super excited about this crime thriller!!
Which one you are most excited about? Tell us in the comments below.