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The Best New Superhero TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated February 23, 2021 13.1k votes 4.6k voters 71.3k views28 items

List RulesOnly shows that have premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2017.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we gathered the best superhero TV shows since 2017. 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 Krypton, WandaVision, The Boys, Harley Quinn, and Titans. Disney+'s Marvel series are easily some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Netflix's Umbrella Academy is another must-watch show. One of the best HBO dramas, Watchmen, features many new DC characters.

Featuring superheroes like Superman, Ultraman, and Batwoman, 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. 


  • The Punisher
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    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 York City as "the Punisher" after exacting revenge on those responsible for his family, uncovers a larger conspiracy beyond what was done to him and his family....  more
    • Actors: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll
    • Premiered: 2017

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  • The Defenders
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    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 Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) team up to fight the Hand in New York City....  more
    • Actors: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Eka Darville
    • Premiered: 2017

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  • Legion
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    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) encounters a fellow psychiatric patient, who shows him the possibility that there may be more to him than mental illness....  more
    • Actors: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris
    • Premiered: 2017

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  • The Gifted
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    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 government when they discover that their children have mutant abilities. They join an underground community of mutants who have to fight to survive....  more
    • Actors: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell
    • Premiered: 2017
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