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The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 15, 2020 1.9k votes 661 voters 56.3k views 23 items

List Rules Only action television shows that premiered their first season in 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the best new action series in 2020 here!

Action TV shows can be funny, dramatic, or fantastically off-the-wall and you'll find all of those action shows in 2019. Are you currently living for all the comic book movies and shows? Get ready for some more. Like to laugh while your pulse races with excitement? Strap in. Let's be clear, hot shot, you'll like any show listed below if you like good, new action TV series.

There's a wealth of comic book TV shows in 2019, including Pennyworth, Harley Quinn, Doom Patrol, and Watchmen. And if comic books aren't your nerdy thing, there's Halo, straight from your console's dreams to HBO. If all these pop culture television adaptations aren't your thing, you can also enjoy classic, pure action with shows like Blood & Treasure that has an antiquities expert pairing with an art thief to catch a terrorist,

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama

The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, ...more
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Warrior is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama

Warrior (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 ...more
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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action

The 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 ...more
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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action

Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
DjPm3k added Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

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The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Science fiction, + more

Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – ...more
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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson

Genres (Tv): Historical drama

Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by Craig Mazin. In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR becomes ...more
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Deadly Class is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor

Genres (Tv): Action, Thriller, Drama

Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Image comic book series. A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop ...more
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Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Ryan Fletcher

Genres (Tv): Drama

Pennyworth (Epix, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the DC Comics characters. The story of how Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former ...more
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Wu Assassins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Iko Uwais, Katheryn Winnick, Byron Mann

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama

Wu Assassins (Netflix, 2019) is an American action television series. A young chef (Iko Uwais) discovers he is chosen to round up the powers of an ancient, supernatural, triad as the Wu
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Whiskey Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz

Genres (Tv): Drama

Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Dave Hemingson. Following an emotional break-up, FBI agent Will Chase (Scott Foley) is assigned to work with CIA ...more
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Treadstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Treadstone Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama

Treadstone (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 ...more
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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Watchmen Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson

Genres (Tv): Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based on the comic book series. Set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws.
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Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Superhero, Comedy, Action

Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television series based on the DC Comics character. After breaking up with the Joker, harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) ...more
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Halo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Pablo Schreiber, Yerin Ha

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Action

Halo (Showtime, 2019) is a sci-fi action television series based on the video game franchise.
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Wayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo, Joshua J. Williams

Genres (Tv): Action, Comedy

Wayne (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American action comedy web television series created by Shawn Simmons. Teenager Wayne (Mark McKenna) sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del (Ciara ...more
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Ultraman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019

Genres (Tv): Action, Science Fiction, Animation

Ultraman (Netflix, 2019) is an anime series. Shinjiro Hayata learns that his father passed on the "Ultraman Factor" to him and fights against evil.
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Jett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Carla Gugino, Giancarlo Esposito, Elena Anaya

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama, Crime

Jett (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action drama television series created by Sebastian Gutierrez. Daisy "Jett" Kowalsk (Carla Gugino), fresh out of prison world-class thief is forced ...more
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Carmen Sandiego is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard

Genres (Tv): Animation, Educational, Mystery

Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The origin story of globe-hopping master thief, Carmen Sandiego (Gina Rodriguez).
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Pandora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Priscilla Quintana, Ben Radcliffe, Raechelle Banno

Genres (Tv): Science fiction, Action, Drama

Pandora (The CW, 2019) is an American science fiction action television series. Set in the year 2199, a young woman (Priscilla Quintana) who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space ...more
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Blood & Treasure is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw, James Callis

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure

Blood & Treasure (CBS, 2019) is an action-adventure television series created by Matt Federman and Stephen Scaia. An antiquities expert (Katia Winter) teams up with an art thief (James ...more
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Cannon Busters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Cannon Busters

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Animation

Cannon Busters (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated fantasy television series based on the comic book series by LeSean Thomas. The show follows a motley crew of travelers on an unforgettable ...more
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You vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Action TV Shows Of 2019
Bear Grylls

Genres (Tv): Adventure, Choose Your Own Adventure, Interactive, Survivial, Reality

You vs. Wild (Netflix, 2019) is an American choose-your-own-adventure television series. Viewers follow along with Bear Grylls on adventures around the world and will be able to choose Grylls’ ...more