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The Best New Action Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated April 15, 2021 4.0k votes 2.3k voters 111.6k views89 items

List RulesVote up the best action series that premiered their first season on or after January 1, 2018.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best action TV shows since 2018. Our list of the highest-rated action shows of the past four 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 action shows, Hulu originals, Disney+ superhero series, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent action TV shows include Legion, The Boys, and Watchmen. In the past couple of years superhero action series have had powerful competition from action fantasy shows like The Witcher, although Disney+ Marvel superhero series have begun bringing action to contend with. Meanwhile, Amazon's Jack Ryan is a great example of classic action drama.

Vote up the best new action TV shows that have premiered recently.

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    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan
    The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short...  more

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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish
    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and...  more

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    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue
    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by...  more

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    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

    Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan
    The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Disney+, 2021) is an American television limited series...  more

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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Elliot Page, Tom Hopper
    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve...  more

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    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson
    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley,...  more

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    WandaVision

    Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany
    WandaVision (Disney+, 2021) is an American television sitcom-drama television miniseries based...  more

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    Star Wars: The Bad Batch

    Dee Bradley Baker
    Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Disney+, 2021) is an American animated sci-fi, action adventure...  more

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    Shadow and Bone

    Freddy Carter, Jessie Mei Li
    Shadow and Bone (Netflix, 2021) is an American fantasy series created by Eric Heisserer and is...  more

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    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop
    Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman,...  more

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    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona
    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the...  more

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    Jupiter's Legacy

    Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels
    Jupiter's Legacy (Netflix, 2021) is an American superhero television series, based on the...  more

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    Warrior

    Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng
    Warrior (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper...  more

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    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos
    Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011...  more

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    Gangs of London

    Ray Panthaki, Joe Cole
    Gangs of London (Sky, 2020) is a British action–crime drama television series. When the head...  more

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    Walker

    Jared Padalecki
    Walker (The CW, 2021) is an American western, action-drama television series written by Anna...  more

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    Barbarians

    Laurence Rupp, Jeanne Goursaud
    Barbarians (Netflix, 2020) is a German historical action adventure drama created by Arne...  more

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    Doom Patrol

    April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero
    Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on...  more

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    9-1-1

    Angela Bassett, Connie Britton
    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and...  more

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    Wu Assassins

    Iko Uwais, Katheryn Winnick
    Wu Assassins (Netflix, 2019) is an American action television series. A young chef (Iko Uwais)...  more

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    Watchmen

    Regina King, Don Johnson
    Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof and...  more

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    Treadstone

    Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor
    Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film...  more

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    Blood & Treasure

    Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw
    Blood & Treasure (CBS, 2019) is an action-adventure television series created by Matt Federman...  more

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    Tehran

    Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub
    Tehran (Apple TV+, 2020) is an Israeli drama thriller television series created by Dana Eden,...  more

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