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The Best New Mystery Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated November 24, 2020 5.3k votes 2.6k voters 110.3k views56 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
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Mindhunter
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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Premiered2017

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

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  • 3
    13 Reasons Why
    632
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    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford

    Premiered2017

    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    Riverdale
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    The Sinner
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Ozark
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Dark
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Sharp Objects
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    10

    Sharp Objects

    Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson

    Premiered2018

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

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  • 9
    Nancy Drew
    14
    10

    Nancy Drew

    Kennedy McMann, Tunji Kasim

    Premiered2019

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

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  • 10
    Prodigal Son
    8
    4

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 11
    Stumptown
    14
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries
    5
    2

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    The Society
    7
    5

    The Society

    Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon

    Premiered2019

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

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  • 14
    The Order
    20
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    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Premiered2019

    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Russian Doll
    4
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Roswell, New Mexico
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    Roswell, New Mexico

    Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons

    Premiered2019

    Roswell, New Mexico (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series developed by Carina... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Queens of Mystery
    4
    5

    Queens of Mystery

    Olivia Vinall, Julie Graham

    Premiered2019

    Queens of Mystery (Acorn TV, 2019) is a British comedy-drama murder-mystery television series.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Manifest
    7
    10

    Manifest

    Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas

    Premiered2018

    Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Killing Eve
    5
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Defending Jacob
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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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

    Premiered2019

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

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    My Life Is Murder
    2
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    My Life Is Murder

    Lucy Lawless, Bernard Curry

    Premiered2019

    My Life Is Murder (Acorn TV, Network Ten, 2019) s an Australian murder mystery, crime... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Pale Horse
    4
    8

    The Pale Horse

    Georgina Campbell, Kaya Scodelario

    Premiered2020

    The Pale Horse (BBC One, 2020) is a mystery thriller series originated on BBC One and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
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    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

    Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish

    Premiered2019

    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform, 2019) is an American teen drama television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Servant
    5
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    Servant

    Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose

    Premiered2019

    Servant (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American psychological thriller television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button