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The Best New TV Dramas of the Last Few Years

Updated April 15, 2021 7.6k votes 7.3k voters 122.2k views289 items

List RulesVote up the best television dramas that premiered their first season on or after January 1, 2018.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best television dramas since 2018. Our list of the highest-rated dramas of the past four years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new drama series on television. What is the best new drama on TV? 

Featuring new Netflix dramas, Hulu original dramas, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent dramas include Sharp Objects, OzarkThe Handmaid's Tale, and Killing Eve. HBO miniseries Big Little Lies is considered to be one of the most binge-worthy shows today, while the Netflix (formerly YouTube) Karate Kid spinoff Cobra Kai is known as the show to watch now.

Vote up the best new dramas that have premiered recently.

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    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer
    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe...  more

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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish
    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and...  more

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    Sharp Objects

    Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson
    Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel...  more

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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry
    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more

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    A Million Little Things

    David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston
    A Million Little Things (ABC, 2018) is an American family drama television series created by...  more

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    Homecoming

    Janelle Monáe, Julia Roberts
    Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by...  more

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    Manifest

    Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas
    Manifest (NBC, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Rake and Matthew...  more

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    The Outsider

    Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo
    The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by...  more

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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker
    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by...  more

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    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka
    Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by...  more

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    Messiah

    Tomer Sisley, Michelle Monaghan
    Messiah (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Michael...  more

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    The Looming Tower

    Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim
    The Looming Tower (Hulu, 2018) is an American drama web television miniseries based on the...  more
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    Siren

    Eline Powell, Alex Roe
    Siren (Freeform, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Eric Wald and Dean...  more

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    Counterpart

    J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams
    Counterpart is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When...  more

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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series...  more

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    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan
    Picnic at Hanging Rock (Showcase, 2018) is an Australian mystery romantic drama television...  more
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    Party of Five

    Brandon Larracuente, Niko Guardado
    Party of Five (Freeform, 2020) is an American teen drama television series created by Amy...  more
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    Spinning Out

    Kaya Scodelario, Mitchell Edwards
    Spinning Out (Netflix, 2020) American drama series, created by Samantha Stratton. Figure...  more

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    Truth Be Told

    Octavia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan
    Truth Be Told (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American drama television series based on Are You...  more

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    Clarice

    Nick Sandow, Lara Binamé
    Clarice (CBS, 2021) is an American crime drama television series and a sequel to the 1991 film...  more

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    Away

    Hillary Swank, Josh Charles
    Away (Netflix, 2020) is an American sci-fi television series created by Jessica Goldberg and...  more

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    Little Fires Everywhere

    Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington
    Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu, 2020) is an American TV mini-series based on Celeste Ng's novel...  more

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    The Flight Attendant

    Kaley Cuoco, Sonoya Mizuno
    The Flight Attendant (HBO Max, 2020) is an American thriller television series created by...  more

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    Outer Banks

    Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline
    Outer Banks (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama series created by created by Jonas Pate, Josh...  more

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    Defending Jacob

    Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery
    Defending Jacob (Apple TV+) is an American crime drama television miniseries, based on the...  more