Emmys 2021: Outstanding Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees!

Emmys 2021

TVLine’s annual advocacy period known as Dream Emmy season has arrived! As per tradition, we’re kicking things off with the Outstanding Drama Series race and this burning question: Are the Royals unbeatable?

Without question, Netflix’s The Crown — riding a wave of well-deserved acclaim for its Charles and Diana-themed fourth season — is not only a shoo-in for a nomination but the odds-on favorite to take home the top drama prize (especially considering last year’s victor, HBO’s Succession, is not in the running this year). And, for our money, the sumptuous period drama should be among the seven series in contention.

Scroll through the list below to see which series are joining The Crown on our Dream Emmy short list (remember, these aren’t predictions; it’s a wish list) and then tell us if our picks warrant a “Hell, yes!,” “Um, no” or “How could you leave off so-and-so?!”

For the record, 2021 Emmy nominations will be voted on from June 17-28, and unveiled on July 13. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to air on Sunday, Sept. 19 on CBS.