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The Best Drama TV Shows Of 2018

Updated March 2, 2021 0 votes 221 voters 9.6k views33 items

List RulesOnly shows that premiered in 2018.

The best drama TV shows of 2018 are here, and they're nothing short of captivating. While we all love to say we hate drama in general, there's something about new drama series that always have us up in arms and wanting more at the end of each episode. Some of us even get so involved, we're talking to the TV screen calling some character a bitch. All that aside, the new 2018 drama shows have everything you want and more.

Certainly making the list of drama series for 2018 are big hits Altered Carbon, The Rain, and The Terror, but there's quite a few more you'll have to check out below to get a full taste of the new drama shows. As far as which are the best drama series of 2018, that's up to you fans to decide—so rank accordingly.

Vote up your favorite dramas shows from 2018, and be sure to vote down the ones you didn't like. Of course, you can also add any new series that aren't on the list, and then see what new dramas began in 2019.

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  • Trust1
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    Trust

    Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Drama

    Trust (FX, 2018) is an American television anthology series directed by Danny Boyle. In 1973,...  more
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  • For the People2
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    For the People

    Britt Robertson, Jasmin Savoy Brown

    Genres (Tv)Legal drama

    For the People (ABC, 2018) is an American legal drama created by Paul William Davies. In the...  more
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  • 9-1-13
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    9-1-1

    Angela Bassett, Connie Britton

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and...  more
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  • The Alienist4
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    The Alienist

    Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary...  more
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  • Waco5
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    Waco

    Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime, Thriller

    Waco (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television miniseries created by John Erick...  more
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  • Siren6
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    Siren

    Eline Powell, Alex Roe

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

    Siren (Freeform, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Eric Wald and Dean...  more
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  • The Looming Tower7
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    The Looming Tower

    Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Looming Tower (Hulu, 2018) is an American drama web television miniseries based on the...  more
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  • Killing Eve8
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    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Spy thriller

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe...  more
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  • Station 199
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    Station 19

    Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama

    Station 19 (ABC, 2018) is an American action-drama television series created by Stacy McKee,...  more
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  • The Rain10
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    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and...  more
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  • Black Lightning11
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    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams, China Anne McClain

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character...  more
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  • Deep State12
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    Deep State

    Mark Strong, Walton Goggins

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Thriller

    Deep State (Fox, 2018) is a British television espionage thriller series created by Matthew...  more
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  • The Terror13
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    The Terror

    Derek Mio, George Takei

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Anthology, Psychological thriller

    The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an American horror drama anthology television series developed by...  more
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  • Sharp Objects14
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    Sharp Objects

    Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson

    Genres (Tv)Thriller

    Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel...  more
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  • C.B. Strike15
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    C.B. Strike

    Tom Burke, Holliday Grainger

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    C.B. Strike (Cinemax, 2018) is a British television crime drama series based on the detective...  more
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  • Homecoming16
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    Homecoming

    Janelle Monáe, Julia Roberts

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller

    Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by...  more
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  • Love Daily17
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    Love Daily

    Kelli Berglund, Joey Bragg

    Genres (Tv)Romance, Anthology

    Love Daily (go90, 2018) is an American romance anthology web series. The series follows 12...  more
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  • Kakegurui18
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    Kakegurui

    Minami Hamabe, Aoi Morikawa

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Gambling

    Kakegurui (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese gambling drama series based on a manga of the same...  more
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  • My Dead Ex19
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    My Dead Ex

    Katherine Hughes, Ryan Lee

    Genres (Tv)Romance, Comedy, Drama

    My Dead Ex (go90, 2018) is an American romantic comedy drama created by Drew Hancock, Jason...  more
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  • Instinct20
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    Instinct

    Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic

    Genres (Tv)Police procedural, Thriller, Drama

    Instinct (CBS, 2018) is an American police procedural and drama television series created by...  more
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  • Seven Seconds21
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    Seven Seconds

    Clare-Hope Ashitey, Beau Knapp

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Seven Seconds (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama television series developed by Veena...  more
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  • The Chi22
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    The Chi

    Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A...  more
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  • Deception23
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    Deception

    Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Police procedural

    Deception (ABC, 2018) is an American crime procedural drama created by Chris Fedak. After his...  more
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  • Altered Carbon24
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more
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  • The Dangerous Book for Boys25
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    The Dangerous Book for Boys

    Chris Diamantopoulos, Gabriel Bateman

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

    The Dangerous Book for Boys (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television...  more
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