UPDATED: Check out the Action TV Shows airing new episodes in 2021!
This list looks at the best current television action series that that will be airing new episodes in 2020. The best action series in 2020 include dramas, horror, superhero shows, spy thrillers, and even a fast-paced time travel. Which are the best new and returning action shows in 2020?
A really good action television series catches us up in its spell and shows like The Walking Dead have kept us on the edge of our seats for ten years, though newer shows such as Jack Ryan are just as action-packed. Superhero shows and comic book TV series are both big parts of the best action series in 2020, including series such as The Flash and The Boys. Other great action series airing new episodes in 2020 include action sci-fi shows like The Expanse and Doctor Who. But not all action comes at a nerdy genre price, several 2020 action series are also good ol' crime dramas, like Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-0.
Which television action series are you going to watch in 2020? Keep the top of this list action-packed by voting up the best new and returning action TV shows to air in 2020.
Genres: ThrillerJack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John Krasinski)... more
Genres: Action, Drama, Martial artsWarrior (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper and Justin Lin. In late 1800s San Francisco during the Tong Wars, a martial arts prodigy from China moves... more
Genres: Crime drama, Action, ThrillerThe Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon Bokenkamp. In exchange for immunity from prosecution, a high-profile criminal (James Spader) volunteers to... more
Genres: Drama, Action, Adventure, FantasyThe Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.... more
Genres: Entertainment, ThrillerMoney Heist (Antena 3/Netflix, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex Pina. A group of very peculiar robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most perfect... more
Genres: Drama, Action, ThrillerTreadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film series, created by Tim Kring. The show explores the origin story and present-day actions of CIA black... more
Genres: Drama, Adventure, Action, MilitarySEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the lives of elite Navy SEALs Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot) as they train,... more
Genres: Historical dramaThe Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander... more
Genres: Crime drama, ActionS.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name created by Robert Hamner. Locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant Hondo Harrelson (Shemar Moore) is torn... more
Genres: Crime, DocumentaryGangs of London (Sky, 2020) is a British action–crime drama television series. When the head of a criminal organization is assassinated, the sudden power vacuum his death creates threatens the... more
Genres: ThrillerCondor (Audience, 2018) is an American television series created by Todd Katzburg and Jason Smilovic, based on the novel by James Grady. Young CIA analyst Joe Turner (Max Irons) has his idealism... more
Genres: Crime dramaHawaii Five-0 (CBS, 2010) is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968-1980 television series. The title of the new show uses a zero instead of the... more
Genres: Crime dramaThe Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department,... more
Genres: Crime drama, ActionQueen of the South (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series adapted from the successful telenovela La Reina del Sur on sister network Telemundo and the book of the same name by Spanish... more
Genres: Crime drama, Action, AdventureMagnum, P.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American crime drama series, and a remake of the 1980 series. An ex-Navy SEAL (Jay Hernandez) returns home from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become a... more
Genres: Drama, Action, Adventure, FantasyThe Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant Gustin)... more
Genres: Drama, ThrillerTehran (Apple TV+, 2020) is an Israeli drama thriller television series created by Dana Eden, Maor Kohn and Omri Shenhar. A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home... more
Genres: Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, AdventureThe Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has colonized... more
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science fictionThe Walking Dead (AMC, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.... more
Genres: Drama, Action9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who... more
Genres: Action, DramaWatchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof and based on the comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Set 34 years after the events... more
Genres: Crime drama, Action, ThrillerChicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show follows the Chicago Police Department uniformed cops who patrol the... more
Genres: Drama, Action, AdventureMacGyver (CBS, 2016) is an American action-adventure television series developed by Peter M. Lenkov. It is a reboot of the ABC series of the same name created by Lee David Zlotoff, which aired from... more
Genres: Thriller, ActionThe Fugitive (Quibi, 2020) is an American drama web television series directed by Stephen Hopkins.With the city in a state of panic and misinformation traveling at the speed of social media, Mike's... more
Genres: Crime Drama, ActionAlmost Paradise is an American crime drama television series. Despite his best efforts to begin a tranquil new life by running a gift shop for tourists in the Phillipines, Former DEA Agent Alex... more