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The Best New TV Mysteries of the Last Few Years

Updated April 22, 2021 5.4k votes 2.7k voters 115.3k views24 items

List RulesVote up the best scripted mystery 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 mystery TV shows since 2018. Our list of the highest rated TV mysteries of the past four 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 mystery shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent mystery shows include Mindhunter, 13 Reasons Why, Riverdale, and Ozark. The HBO miniseries Killing Eve is considered to be one of the most binge-worthy shows today, while Netflix's Russian Doll and HBO Max's The Flight Attendant are known as the shows 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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    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman
    Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley,...  more

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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany
    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe...  more

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    The Sinner

    Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman
    The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds,...  more

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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney
    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial...  more

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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford
    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American teen drama mystery series based on the 2007...  more

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    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart
    Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto...  more

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    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci
    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by...  more

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    Sharp Objects

    Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson
    Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel...  more

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    Nancy Drew

    Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim
    Nancy Drew (The CW, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series based on the titular...  more

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    The Society

    Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon
    The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by...  more

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    Defending Jacob

    Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery
    Defending Jacob (Apple TV+) is an American crime drama television miniseries, based on the...  more
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    Stumptown

    Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson
    Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman,...  more

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    Thin Ice

    David Gudbrandsson, Lena Endre
    Thin Ice (Sundance Now, 2021) is a Swedish crime mystery thriller drama created by Cecilie A....  more

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    Manifest

    Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas
    Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew...  more

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    Dare Me

    Erika Prevost, Taveeta Szymanowicz
    Dare Me (USA, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the novel of the same name...  more
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    Roswell, New Mexico

    Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons
    Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina...  more

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    Final Space

    Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen
    Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series...  more

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    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey
    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton...  more

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    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

    Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish
    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform, 2019) is an American teen drama television...  more

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    Servant

    Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose
    Servant (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American psychological thriller television series created by...  more
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    The Pale Horse

    Georgina Campbell, Kaya Scodelario
    The Pale Horse (BBC One, 2020) is a mystery thriller series originated on BBC One and written...  more
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    Mr. Mercedes

    Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway
    Mr. Mercedes (Audience, 2017) is an American mystery thriller television series developed by...  more
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    Limetown

    Jessica Biel, Stanley Tucci
    Limetown (Facebook Watch, 2019) is an American television drama based on the podcast of the...  more
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    Home Before Dark

    Brooklynn Prince, Jim Sturgess
    Home Before Dark (Apple TV+, 2020) is an American mystery drama television series created by...  more

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