TV The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015  

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List Rules Vote up the best adventure shows that have premiered since 2015.

If you're in need of a hefty dose of escapism combined with a little vicarious adrenaline, some new adventure TV series may be exactly what you're craving. Great adventure shows feature archetypal but compelling characters who navigate settings from modern cities to outer space. Which new TV shows with adventure plots are truly the best of the genre? Help decide by voting on the list below. 

What are some of the best new television adventure shows? Action and adventure lurk around every corner in The CW series Supergirl as Melissa Benoist stars as the title character and her alter-ego Kara Danvers. The sci-fi drama Westworld is another great adventure show that has recently premiered. Space adventure returned to the small screen when Star Trek: Discovery premiered in 2017. Other good new adventure shows featured on this list include The Orville, Marvel's Inhumans, and Legends of Tomorrow.

Which new adventure TV series is your favorite? Give the best series a thumbs up and please add any good shows we may have missed.

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Westworld Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
The Punisher Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Preacher Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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Frontier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Frontier Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron Frontier (Netflix, 2016) is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie. Declan Harp (Jason Momoa), a part-Irish, part-Cree ...more

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
The Orville Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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A Series of Unfortunate Events is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
A Series of Unfortunate Events Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). When a ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series 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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
DaisyJohnson 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series 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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Colony is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Colony Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more

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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Star Trek: Discovery Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, ...more

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
The Shannara Chronicles Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Elfstones of Shannara. As the series opens, ...more

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series 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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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
MacGyver Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays MacGyver (CBS, 2016) is an American action-adventure television series developed by Peter M. Lenkov. It is a reboot of the ABC series of the same name created by Lee David Zlotoff, which aired ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Knightfall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Knightfall Tom Cullen, Jim Carter, Pádraic Delaney Knightfall (History, 2017) is a historical fiction drama television series created by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner. Templar leader Landry du Lauzon (Tom Cullen), a brave warrior discouraged ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Killjoys Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody interplanetary class war, a fun loving ...more

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Marvel's Inhumans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Marvel's Inhumans Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, 2017) is American superhero series based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. After a military coup, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), his wife Medusa (Serinda Swan), ...more

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24: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
24: Legacy Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits 24: Legacy (Fox, 2017) is a spin-off of the 2001 series 24. It follows the life of ex-Army Ranger Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) who has returned to America, and the trouble that follows him back, ...more

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SWAT is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
SWAT Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name. Locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant Hondo Harrelson (Shemar Moore) is torn between loyalty to ...more

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Trollhunters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure TV Series Since 2015
Trollhunters Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman Trollhunters (Netflix, 2016) is an American computer-animated fantasy television series created by Guillermo del Toro. An ordinary boy finds a magic amulet that turns him into the next Troll ...more