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The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Only shows that have premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2015.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we gathered the best superhero TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated superhero shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new superhero series on television. What is the best new superhero TV show? 

Featuring new Marvel shows, DC crossovers, animated series, and more, the best recent superhero TV shows include Legion, Legends of Tomorrow, Daredevil, and The Defenders. Netflix's Marvel series are easily some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Starz's American Gods is another must watch show in 2018. One of the best ABC dramas, Agent Carter, features the Marvel character Peggy Carter. Featuring superheroes like Wonder Woman, Iron Fist, and Batman, this list of great superhero TV shows of the past three years has something for everyone. 

Vote up the best new superhero TV shows and feel free to add any new superhero series missing from the list. 

 

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll
Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more
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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Chris Laferte added Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville
Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more
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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi
Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character. When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Will Friedle, Trevor Devall, Vanessa Marshall
Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD, 2015) is an American animated television series developed by Marty Isenberg, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The adventures of a band of space ...more
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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter
The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica ...more
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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more
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Legion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza
Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more
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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj
Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for ABC. The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh
Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Dakota Gerard added Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale
The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more
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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham
Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more
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Marvel's Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Nadji Jeter
Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD, 2017) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is a replacement for the previous series, Ultimate ...more
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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
John2019 added Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams
Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more
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Titans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Nymphrodell added Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft
Titans (2018) is an American web television series developed by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Batman's former ...more
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Justice League Action is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Gilbert Gottfried
Justice League Action (Cartoon Network, 2016) is an upcoming American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name. It features the adventures of Superman, ...more
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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Guest_286bd61b-91a6-4d6f-96cc-4f53562697c3 added Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner
Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Six teenagers from different backgrounds unite against a common enemy.
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The Tick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
The Tick (Amazon, 2016) is an American television series based on the character The Tick from the comic book of the same name. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an ...more
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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Brianna DL Allen added Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth
Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more
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Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Nymphrodell added April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade
Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – ...more
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Krypton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
The Superhero Nerd added Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Ian McElhinney
Krypton (SyFy, 2018) is an American television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler. Set 200 years before Superman's birth on the planet Krypton, the show centers on Kal-El's ...more
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Marvel's Inhumans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
themanbehindsaturn added Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan
Marvel's Inhumans (ABC, 2017) is American superhero series based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name. After a military coup, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), his wife Medusa (Serinda Swan), ...more
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Heroes Reborn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie A. Kay
Heroes Reborn is a 2015 TV series.
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Powers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, Noah Taylor
Powers is an American online streaming series adaptation of the Powers comic book series published by Marvel Comics under their Icon Comics imprint. The PlayStation Network's first scripted ...more