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The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years 

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Updated February 7, 2020 79 votes 42 voters 2.4k views 15 items

List Rules Only series that premiered on or after January 1, 2015. Vote up the best conspiracy theory shows.

The intrigue behind a good conspiracy theory is the recipe for some addicting entertainment and these new conspiracy theory TV series do not disappoint. Some of the below shows are based on true stories while others are fictional accounts of coverups, schemes, and general trickery and treachery. If you love a good mystery, check out some of the best new conspiracy TV shows. 


What shows will you find on this list? Making a Murderer follows the story of Steven Avery, who believes that the murder charge against him is a conspiracy to keep him behind bars. The Keepers is another good documentary series that involves a suspicious murder.  If you prefer fiction, Big Little Lies finds an entire community conspiring together to conceal the truth about a crime. Other good shows featured on this best new conspiracy TV shows list include The Path, Quantico, and American Crime Story.

How will we ever determine which new conspiracy TV show is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and add anything you feel is missing. 

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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Making a Murderer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Dean Strang

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Crime

This series is an American documentary television series that premiered on Netflix in 2015. The ten-episode first season, written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, explores the ...more

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more

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Falling Water is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, Will Yun Lee

Genres (Tv): Drama, Supernatural

Falling Water (USA, 2016) is an American supernatural drama television series. Three strangers realize they are dreaming parts of the same dream. As they delve deeper into the meaning behind ...more
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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama, Mystery

Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson

Genres (Tv): True crime, Drama, Anthology

This show is an American anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries, following separate unrelated ...more

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more

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The Keepers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
The Keepers Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Documentary

The Keepers (Netflix, 2017) is a seven-episode American documentary web series. It explores the unsolved murder of the nun Sister Cathy Cesnik who taught English and drama at Baltimore's ...more
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The Path is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
The Path Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Emma Greenwell

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Path (Hulu, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Jessica Goldberg. A man (Aaron Paul) who converts to a controversial following suffers from a crisis of faith.

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Wormwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo

Genres (Tv): Docudrama

Wormwood (Netflix, 2017) is an American six-part docudrama miniseries directed by Errol Morris. In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson (Peter Sarsgaard) takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window, ...more
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Leah Remini: Scientology... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Leah Remini, Mike Rinder

Premiered: 2016

Network: A&E

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E, 2016) is a documentary series presented by Leah Remini and Mike Rinder. Each episode features former members of the church describing their ...more
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Dirty Money is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Premiered: 2018

Number of Episodes: 6

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Dirty Money (Netflix, 2018 is an American documentary television series documenting various stories about exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy.
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Underworld Inc. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Underworld Inc.

Premiered: 2015

Network: National Geographic

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Underworld, Inc. (National Geographic, 2015) is an American documentary television series. The series explores the illegal, underground market, featuring illegal trades including weapons, ...more
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Who Killed Malcolm X? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Premiered: 2020

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Crime

Who Killed Malcolm X? (Netflix, 2020) is a six-part documentary web television series. The death of Malcolm X remains one of the nation’s most mysterious crimes. For the first time, Emmy and ...more

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24: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Conspiracy TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits

Genres (Tv): Drama, Science Fiction, Action

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