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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, 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 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) 2 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) 3 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) 4 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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The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Sharp Objects is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen

Premiered: 2018

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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Stumptown is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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The Society is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Roswell, New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 12 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 Pale Horse is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Servant is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Pretty Little Liars: The... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
snemri95 added Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, Sofia Carson

Premiered: 2019

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform, 2019) is an American teen drama television series developed by I. Marlene King, based on the novel by Sara Shepard. Nothing in the perfectly ...more

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The Order is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
a_komu added Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Premiered: 2019

The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. After joining a secret society of magic users, college freshman Jack Morton ...more

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Manifest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis

Premiered: 2018

Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew Fernandes. When Montego Air Flight 828 lands safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew ...more

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Dare Me is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Erika Prevost, Taveeta Szymanowicz, Alison Thornton

Premiered: 2019

Dare Me (USA, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Megan Abbott. The story follows a cheerleader in her senior year of high school as she plots ...more
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Mr. Mercedes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Mr. Mercedes Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Justine Lupe

Premiered: 2017

Mr. Mercedes (Audience, 2017) is an American mystery thriller television series developed by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Stephen King. Still haunted by the unsolved case of "Mr. ...more

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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy

Premiered: 2018

Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes ...more

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Raising Dion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young, Sammi Haney

Premiered: 2019

Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by Carol Barbee, based on the short film and comic book by Dennis Liu. A single mom must hide her young ...more

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Final Space is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny

Premiered: 2018

Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series created by Olan Rogers. An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark ...more
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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw

Premiered: 2018

Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on the novels by Luke Jennings. Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a desk-bound MI5 Officer, ...more

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Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee
Ghoul (Netflix, 2018) is an English-language Indian action horror miniseries created by Patrick Graham. A prisoner arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his ...more

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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays

Premiered: 2019

I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is an American limited television series created by Sam Sheridan. Given away as an infant by her teenage mother to a black restroom attendant in a Nevada casino in ...more

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