TV The Best Action Shows Since 2015  

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With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best action TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated action shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new action series on television. What is the best new action TV show? 

Featuring new Netflix shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent action TV shows include Supergirl, The DefendersInto the Badlands, and Quantico. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while FX's Legion is commonly known as the show to watch now in 2017. 

Vote up the best new action shows on TV and feel free to add any new action series missing from the list. 

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll Marvel's Daredevil, or simply Daredevil, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Into the Badlands Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after a war that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr.

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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Ash vs Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Preacher Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga Based on the DC Comic Book series, Preacher follows Jesse Custer, a small-town preacher who is on a mission to find God.

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Luke Cage Mahershala Ali, Mike Colter, Frankie Faison

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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
The Defenders Charlie Cox Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones Marvel's The Defenders, or simply The Defenders, is an American web television miniseries developed for Netflix, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The team includes ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Legion Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Legion is the story of David Haller. who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Legends of Tomorrow Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
American Gods Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two having previously created Arrow and The ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
qwewex added Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to ...more

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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Lethal Weapon Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster Lethal Weapon is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama TV series that is based on the action films of the same name created by Shane Black.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
qwewex added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Wynonna Earp Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series based on the comic book series by Beau Smith.

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Blindspot Kelly P. Williams, Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander

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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Van Helsing Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl Van Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired by Zenescope Entertainment's graphic novel series Helsing. Vanessa "Van" Helsing (Kelly ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Narcos Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Quantico Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the ...more

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Shooter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Shooter Ryan Phillippe, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Omar Epps Shooter (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 film of the same name. It stars Ryan Phillippe as Bob Lee Swagger, a ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Shadowhunters Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Iron Fist Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more

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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
The Tick Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more

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Taken is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Taken Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles Taken (NBC, 2017) is an American television series based on the film series of the same name. This show is the prequel to the first film. Clive Standen plays a young version of Bryan Mills, the ...more

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Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
eurijahs added Queen of the South Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera Queen 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

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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Rush Hour Justin Hires, Jon Foo, Aimee Garcia Rush Hour (CBS, 2016) is an American police procedural sitcom developed by Blake McCormick and Bill Lawrence. Based on the film franchise, the series follows two cops becoming unlikely

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Six is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Six Walton Goggins, Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid Six (History, 2017) is an American drama series set around the mission of the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six.

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Beyond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Beyond Burkely Duffield, Dilan Gwyn, Jeff Pierre Beyond is an American science fiction drama television series created by Adam Nussdorf that premiered on Freeform on January 1, 2017. Holden Matthews (Burkely Duffield) wakes up from a 12-year ...more

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Training Day is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Training Day Bill Paxton, Justin Cornwell, Katrina Law Training Day is an American crime-thriller television series serving as a follow up to the 2001 film of the same name. Fifteen years after the events of the film, the series follows Officer Kyle ...more

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Heroes Reborn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Shows Since 2015
Heroes Reborn Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay Heroes Reborn is a 2015 TV series.