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The Best New Action Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated October 30, 2020 4.3k votes 2.0k voters 96.4k views60 items

List RulesVote up the best action series that premiered their first season on or after January 1, 2017.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best action TV shows since 2017. 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 action shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent action TV shows include Legion, The Boys, and Watchmen. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Amazon's Jack Ryan is commonly known as the show to watch now. 

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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    The Punisher
    440
    188

    The Punisher

    Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes

    Premiered2017

    Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 2
    Jack Ryan
    311
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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish

    Premiered2018

    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    Altered Carbon
    177
    121

    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    The Rookie
    99
    65

    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson

    Premiered2018

    The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    The Witcher
    31
    7

    The Witcher

    Henry Cavill, Freya Allan

    Premiered2019

    The Witcher (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy action-adventure series based on the series of short... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 6
    American Gods
    205
    197

    American Gods

    Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning

    Premiered2017

    American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    The Gifted
    151
    140

    The Gifted

    Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker

    Premiered2017

    The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 8
    S.W.A.T
    110
    102

    S.W.A.T

    Shelmar Moore, Stephanie Sigman

    Premiered2017

    S.W.A.T. (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series based on the 1975 series of the same name.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9
    Legion
    215
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    Legion

    Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller

    Premiered2017

    Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 10
    The Boys
    20
    7

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Premiered2019

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

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  • 11
    Titans
    77
    84

    Titans

    Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop

    Premiered2018

    Titans (DC Universe, 2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    9-1-1
    76
    99

    9-1-1

    Angela Bassett, Connie Britton

    Premiered2018

    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    The Umbrella Academy
    10
    15

    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

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

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  • 14
    Kingdom
    7
    11

    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona

    Premiered2019

    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    Hanna
    7
    11

    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    Premiered2019

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

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  • 16
    Almost Paradise
    7
    11

    Almost Paradise

    Christian Kane, Samantha Richelle

    Premiered2020

    Almost Paradise is an American crime drama television series. Despite his best efforts to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 17
    Gangs of London
    4
    7

    Gangs of London

    Ray Panthaki, Joe Cole

    Premiered2020

    Gangs of London (Sky, 2020) is a British action–crime drama television series. When the head... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Tehran
    4
    7

    Tehran

    Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub

    Premiered2020

    Tehran (Apple TV+, 2020) is an Israeli drama thriller television series created by Dana Eden,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 19
    Warrior
    17
    27

    Warrior

    Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng

    Premiered2019

    Warrior (Cinemax, 2019) is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 20
    Harley Quinn
    5
    10

    Harley Quinn

    Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell

    Premiered2019

    Harley Quinn (DC Universe, 2019) is an American action comedy adult animation web television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Swamp Thing
    7
    14

    Swamp Thing

    Andy Bean, Derek Mears

    Premiered2019

    Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 22
    Immortals
    2
    8

    Immortals

    Elçin Sangu, Kerem Bürsin

    Premiered2018

    Immortals (BluTV, 2018 and Netflix, 2019), called "Yasamayanlar" in Turkish, is a Turkish... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 23
    The Protector
    2
    8

    The Protector

    Çagatay Ulusoy, Ayça Aysin Turan

    Premiered2018

    The Protector (Netflix, 2018) is a Turkish drama fantasy series. Given mystical powers by a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    Deadly Class
    35
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    Deadly Class

    Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth

    Premiered2019

    Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Treadstone
    15
    30

    Treadstone

    Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor

    Premiered2019

    Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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