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The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated May 28, 2020 1.8k votes 261 voters 21.7k views 109 items

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

UPDATED: Check out The Best New Drama TV Shows of 2020!

The best new TV dramas of 2019 are here, and they're already starting the year on high emotions. When it's something in our lives, we're not fans of drama, but as a genre? We always want more. There's something deliciously decadent about new drama series that always have us making sure we catch each episode, no matter what. The idea of missing a moment of the latest complicated plot twist, betrayal, or heartfelt convo is too painful. If you're ready for some fresh drama, the new 2019 drama shows have everything you want and more.

Making the list of drama series for 2019 are genre shows like the vampiric The Passage, or Pennyworth - based on the character of Batman's butler and confidant from DC Comics. But if you just want classic crime drama, there is plenty of that too, including The Enemy Within and Godfather of Harlem. There's family drama, funny drama, and even historical drama, but you'll have to check out the list of new television dramas below to get a full idea of everything current. As far as which are the best drama series of 2019, that's up to you - so rank accordingly and add up any new series that aren't on the list.

Vote up your favorite dramas shows from 2019, and be sure to vote down the ones you didn't like. Then check out the new dramas in 2020.

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The Enemy Within is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Enemy Within (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Former CIA agent, Erica Wolfe (Jennifer Carpenter), considered one of the most notorious traitors in modern history, is ...more
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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Drama 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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Whiskey Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Drama 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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Proven Innocent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, Nikki M. James

Genres (Tv): Legal drama

Proven Innocent (Fox, 2019) is an American legal drama television series created by Janet Tamaro. Led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer (Rachelle Lefevre) with a hunger for justice, a ...more
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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Zendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow

Genres (Tv): Drama

Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, love, and
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

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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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more
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Emergence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Alexa Skye Swinton, Allison Tolman, Ashley Aufderheide

Genres (Tv): Mystery-thriller, Drama

Emergence (ABC, 2019) is an American mystery-themed thriller drama television series created by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Long Island's Peconic Bay police chief, Jo Evans (Allison ...more
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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Drama 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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Stumptown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman, based on the comic book series by Greg Rucka. A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD (Cobie Smulders) ...more
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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case. The notorious case of five teenagers of ...more
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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever

Genres (Tv): True crime, Drama

Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon, based on the 2015 news article by T. Christian Miller and Ken ...more
13
Pearson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Gina Torres, Isabel Arraiza, Eli Goree

Genres (Tv): Drama, Legal drama

Pearson (USA Network, 2019) is an American political drama television series created by Aaron Korsh and Daniel Arkin and a spin-off of the show Suits. The show follows powerhouse lawyer Jessica ...more
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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Drama 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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Godfather of Harlem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

Godfather of Harlem (Epix, 2019) is an American crime drama television series. After being released from prison, crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) takes on the Genovese crime family to ...more
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The Act is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny

Genres (Tv): Drama, True Crime

The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's (Joey King) quest for independence from the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective ...more
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Project Blue Book is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell, Michael Harney

Genres (Tv): Historical Drama, Sci-fi

Project Blue Book (History, 2019) is an American historical drama television series created by Robert Zemeckis, David O'Leary, and Sean Jablonski, co-produced by History Channel and A&E ...more
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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery

I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is a six-episode limited television series directed by Patty Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, and Carl Franklin. Given away as an infant by her teenage mother to a black ...more
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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Kristen Bell, Frank Gallegos, Scott Vance

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Neo-noir

Veronica Mars (Hulu, 2019) is an American television miniseries created by Rob Thomas that serves as a continuation of the 2004–07 television series of the same name as well as the 2014 film. ...more
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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Drama 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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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more
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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn

Genres (Tv): Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina Adly Mackenzie. After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter (Jeanine Mason) ...more
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The InBetween is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama

The InBetween (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Born with the ability to see and communicate with the dead, Cassie Bishop (Harriet Dyer) reluctantly helps detectives solve ...more
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The Village is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Village (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Despite a difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Brooklyn apartment building find that the more their ...more
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In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019
Austin Nichols, Brooke Markham, Derek Webster

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

In the Dark (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series created by Corinne Kingsbury. When the police dismiss her "witness" account, a blind woman (Perry Mattfeld) sets out ...more