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The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated March 26, 2021 5.9k votes 2.7k voters 114.3k views68 items

List RulesVote up the best mystery 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 mystery TV shows since 2017. 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 Mindhunter, 13 Reasons Why, Riverdale, and Ozark. The HBO miniseries Big Little Lies is considered to be one of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Netflix's Russian Doll 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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    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

    Premiered2017

    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

    Premiered2017

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

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    The Sinner

    Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman

    Premiered2017

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

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    #19 of 49 The Best USA Network Original Series#9 of 179 The Best New TV Dramas of the Last Few Years

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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Premiered2017

    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

    Premiered2017

    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

    Premiered2017

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

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    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

    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

    Premiered2018

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

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    Prodigal Son

    Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips

    Premiered2019

    Prodigal Son (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Chris Fedak and Sam...  more

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    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Premiered2018

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe...  more

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    Nancy Drew

    Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim

    Premiered2019

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

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    Premiered2019

    Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer (Netflix, 2019) is an American true crime...  more

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    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Premiered2019

    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha...  more

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    The Society

    Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon

    Premiered2019

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

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    Castle Rock

    Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland

    Premiered2018

    Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by...  more

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    Defending Jacob

    Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery

    Premiered2020

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

    Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson

    Premiered2019

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

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    #48 of 79 The Best ABC Shows of All Time#265 of 305 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time

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    Queens of Mystery

    Olivia Vinall, Julie Graham

    Premiered2019

    Queens of Mystery (Acorn TV, 2019) is a British comedy-drama murder-mystery television series....  more

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    Mysteries Decoded

    Jennifer Marshall

    Premiered2019

    Mysteries Decoded (The CW 2019) is an American documentary television series. This hour-long...  more

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    No One Saw a Thing

    David Baird, Kirby Goslee

    Premiered2019

    No One Saw a Thing (SundanceTV, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The show...  more

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    #126 of 147 The Best Miniseries in TV History#85 of 94 The Best Miniseries Of The 2010s

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    White House Farm

    Nick Harris, Jack Shalloo

    Premiered2020

    White House Farm (HBO Max, ITV, 2020) is a British crime drama television series. The series...  more

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    Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

    Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson

    Premiered2019

    Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (Seven, 2019), also stylised as Ms Fisher's MODern Murder...  more

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    The Flight Attendant

    Kaley Cuoco, Sonoya Mizuno

    Premiered2020

    The Flight Attendant (HBO Max, 2020) is an American thriller television series created by...  more

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    Dead Still

    Michael Smiley, Jimmy Smallhorne

    Premiered2020

    Dead Still (Acorn TV, 2020) is a comedy crime television series starring Michael Smiley. Set...  more

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    Raising Dion

    Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young

    Premiered2019

    Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by...  more

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