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The Best New Drama TV Shows Of 2019

Updated July 13, 2020 2.3k votes 268 voters 22.5k views103 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    The Enemy Within
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    42

    The Enemy Within

    Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Enemy Within (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Former CIA agent, Erica... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Chernobyl
    54
    24

    Chernobyl

    Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Whiskey Cavalier
    64
    47

    Whiskey Cavalier

    Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Dave Hemingson.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Euphoria
    33
    14

    Euphoria

    Zendaya, Storm Reid

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Proven Innocent
    47
    33

    Proven Innocent

    Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby

    Genres (Tv)Legal drama

    Proven Innocent (Fox, 2019) is an American legal drama television series created by Janet... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    The Umbrella Academy
    37
    28

    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    The Passage
    40
    33

    The Passage

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    Unbelievable
    19
    8

    Unbelievable

    Toni Collette, Merritt Wever

    Genres (Tv)True crime, Drama

    Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Hanna
    27
    19

    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action

    Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Emergence
    22
    12

    Emergence

    Alexa Skye Swinton, Allison Tolman

    Genres (Tv)Mystery-thriller, Drama

    Emergence (ABC, 2019) is an American mystery-themed thriller drama television series created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Stumptown
    18
    10

    Stumptown

    Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    The Central Park 5
    28
    22

    The Central Park 5

    Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    Pearson
    19
    14

    Pearson

    Gina Torres, Isabel Arraiza

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Legal drama

    Pearson (USA Network, 2019) is an American political drama television series created by Aaron... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    The Fix
    21
    17

    The Fix

    Robin Tunney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Fix (ABC, 2019) is an American legal drama series created by Marcia Clark, Elizabeth... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Godfather of Harlem
    20
    17

    Godfather of Harlem

    Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Godfather of Harlem (Epix, 2019) is an American crime drama television series. After being... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Watchmen
    20
    18

    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Superhero, Action, Mystery

    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    The Act
    20
    20

    The Act

    Patricia Arquette, Joey King

    Genres (Tv)Drama, True Crime

    The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Project Blue Book
    19
    20

    Project Blue Book

    Aidan Gillen, Laura Mennell

    Genres (Tv)Historical Drama, Sci-fi

    Project Blue Book (History, 2019) is an American historical drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Veronica Mars
    10
    8

    Veronica Mars

    Kristen Bell, Frank Gallegos

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Neo-noir

    Veronica Mars (Hulu, 2019) is an American television miniseries created by Rob Thomas that... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    I Am the Night
    22
    25

    I Am the Night

    Chris Pine, India Eisley

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery

    I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is an American limited television series created by Sam Sheridan.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    The Boys
    9
    8

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Prodigal Son
    9
    8

    Prodigal Son

    Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Procedural

    Prodigal Son (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Chris Fedak and Sam... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    In the Dark
    13
    14

    In the Dark

    Perry Mattfeld, Rich Sommer

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    In the Dark (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series created by Corinne... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    The Village
    13
    14

    The Village

    Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Village (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Despite a difference in age,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    The InBetween
    13
    14

    The InBetween

    Harriet Dyer, Anne-Marie Johnson

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural drama

    The InBetween (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Born with the ability to see... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button