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The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years 

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List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2015.

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

Featuring new Netflix shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent mystery shows include RiverdaleStranger ThingsBloodline, and Wayward Pines. HBO miniseries Big Little Lies is considered to be one of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Showtime's Twin Peaks revival is known as the show to watch now. 

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

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

Premiered: 2016

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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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley

Premiered: 2017

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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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
John Stanton added Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

Premiered: 2017

Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. FBI agents Holden Ford ...more

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh

Premiered: 2017

13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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Making a Murderer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Dean Strang

Premiered: 2015

Making a Murderer (Netflix, 2015) is a crime documentary series written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. The series explores the story of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Premiered: 2015

iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman, Christopher Abbott

Premiered: 2017

The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds, based on the novel by Petra Hammesfahr. Police detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) investigates ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
The OA Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson

Premiered: 2016

The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
deezozo added Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz

Premiered: 2017

Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a ...more

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Dark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel

Premiered: 2017

Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Lgoggi added Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Premiered: 2016

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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Stumptown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal

Premiered: 2019

Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman, based on the comic book series by Greg Rucka. A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD (Cobie Smulders) ...more

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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon

Premiered: 2019

Nancy Drew (The CW, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series based on the titular character of a mystery book series. After 18-year-old Nancy Drew's (Kennedy McMann) college plans ...more
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Sharp Objects is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen
Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, crime reporter Camille ...more

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The Pale Horse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Georgina Campbell, Kaya Scodelario, Rufus Sewell

Premiered: 2020

The Pale Horse (BBC One, 2020) is a mystery thriller series originated on BBC One and written by Sarah Phelps and directed by Leonora Lonsdale, based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. ...more

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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Roswell, New Mexico Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Tyler Blackburn

Premiered: 2019

Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina Adly Mackenzie. After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter (Jeanine Mason) ...more

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The Society is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy

Premiered: 2019

The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser. After discovering everybody else in their town has vanished, a group of teenagers must ...more

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Servant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free

Premiered: 2019

Servant (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American psychological thriller television series created by Tony Basgallop. After the death of their infant son, a married couple (Toby Kebbell and Lauren ...more
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White Lines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Laura Haddock, Marta Milans, Juan Diego Botto

Premiered: 2020

White Lines (Netflix, 2020) is an American mystery drama television series created by Alex Pina. The show follows a woman trying to solve the mysterious death of her brother, a famous DJ who ...more

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Pretty Little Liars: The... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
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Shakespeare & Hathaw... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Jo Joyner, Mark Benton, Patrick Walshe McBride

Premiered: 2018

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (BBC One, 2018) is a British drama mystery television series created by Paul Matthew Thompson and Jude Tindall. An oddball couple of private ...more

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Final Space is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny

Premiered: 2018

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Mr. Mercedes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Mr. Mercedes Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Justine Lupe
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Manifest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis
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