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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 in 2018. 

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

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Netflix

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

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: HBO

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
Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...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

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Netflix

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

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: The CW

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

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Netflix

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

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: The CW

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

Network: USA

The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series based on the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr. The series' first season follows the events that happen after a young ...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

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Netflix

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
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Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Lgoggi added Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: HBO

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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Dark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel
Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...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

Network: BBC One, Amazon

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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Dare Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Erika Prevost, Taveeta Szymanowicz, Alison Thornton

Premiered: 2019

Network: USA

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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Limetown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Jessica Biel, Stanley Tucci, Marleee Matlin

Premiered: 2019

Network: Facebook Watch

Limetown (Facebook Watch, 2019) is an American television drama based on the podcast of the same name created by Zack Ackers and Skip Bronkie. The story follows Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel), a ...more
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Stumptown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal

Premiered: 2019

Network: ABC

Stumptown (ABC, 2019) is an American crime drama television series created by Jason Richman, based on the graphic novels of the same name written by Greg Rucka with art by Matthew Southworth. ...more

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Servant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free, Rupert Grint

Premiered: 2019

Network: Apple TV+

Servant (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American psychological thriller television series created and written by Tony Basgallop. The show follows parents Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Toby ...more
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Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon

Premiered: 2019

Network: The CW

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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Pretty Little Liars: The... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco

Premiered: 2015

Network: American Broadcasting Company

American Crime is an American anthology crime drama television series that premiered on ABC on March 5, 2015, airing Thursdays at 10:00 pm. The series was created by John Ridley, and stars ...more
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Fortitude is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Darren Boyd

Premiered: 2014

Number of Episodes: 12

Network: Sky Atlantic

Fortitude (Sky Atlantic, 2015) is a British sci-fi psychological thriller television series created by Simon Donald. Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years
a_komu added Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Netflix

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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