Best new action & adventure TV series (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)

Muscular tough guys blazing guns or swinging axes are not a guilty pleasure anymore. Since the beginning of 00’s, action shows have added more story to their mix, which has made the genre a valuable keeper.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best action TV series of 2016 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Drew Goddard, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely our new Action genre creators?

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Popular actors Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio & Deborah Ann Woll
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Best action TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2016

Best action TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Vikings (3-3-2013 )
  2. The viking Ragnar Lothbrok aims to conquer new territories in the West, but his chief wants to continue their travels to the familiar East. The tension between the two vikings rises, and culminates into a fierce battle. Very nice show for people who are into fantasy, blood en brave Scandinavian seafaring warriors.

    Trailer of Vikings on Youtube

    Release date 3-3-2013
    Creator Michael Hirst
    Starring Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen & Gustaf Skarsgård
    Similar tv shows Game of Thrones, The Tudors
    Themes tradition, travelling, action, drama,
    Review 80%
    Country Canada • Ireland {Republic} •
    Keywords action-packed • adventurous • educational • historical •
    Episodes 3
    Network History Chanel
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / Vikings on iTunes

  3. Person of Interest (22-9-2011 )
  4. A former CIA agent and a rich software developer team up in order to stop crimes before they have ever happened.

    Trailer of Person of Interest on Youtube

    Release date 22-9-2011
    Creator Jonathan Nolan
    Starring Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson & Kevin Chapman
    Similar tv shows Blue Bloods
    Themes justice, technology, action, mystery,
    Review 75%
    Country United States •
    Keywords action-packed • dramatic • futuristic •
    Episodes 5
    Network CBS
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / Person of Interest on iTunes

  5. Banshee (11-1-2013 )
  6. HBO’s sub-tv factory Cinemax produced a show that is one of the rawer thriller tv shows out there, and is definitely one of the best action tv shows we have ever come across. And indeed, it sets itself apart from the rest with long and tough action scenes backed up by sufficient dramatic development. By no means a sophisticated screenplay, but set in a small American town near an Amish community, it has more than enough to offer atmospherically. The series is about an ex-convict who wants to get back with his former partner in crime and lover who has moved to this small American town and made a life for herself. In order to win her back he stays in town, and pretends to be the new local sheriff.

    Trailer of Banshee on Youtube

    Release date 11-1-2013
    Creator David Schickler & Jonathan Tropper
    Starring Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic & Ulrich Thomsen
    Similar tv shows Homeland, The Player
    Themes identity, justice, action, crime,
    Review 85%
    Country United States •
    Keywords action-packed • adventurous • awe-inspiring • clever • dynamic •
    Episodes 4
    Network Cinemax
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / Banshee on iTunes

  7. The Flash (7-10-2014 )
  8. A regular guy - who had a tough childhood - wakes up after a freak accident with a particle accelerator and finds that he has gained a remarkable power: superspeed. He decides to use it to protect the world from villains and to discover the truth about his youth.

    Trailer of The Flash on Youtube

    Release date 7-10-2014
    Creator Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns & Andrew Kreisberg
    Starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton & Danielle Panabaker
    Similar tv shows Arrow, Gotham
    Themes identity, justice, revenge, vigilante, action, adventure,
    Review 75%
    Country United States •
    Keywords action-packed • amusing • entertaining • futuristic •
    Episodes 2
    Network The CW
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / The Flash on iTunes

  9. Prison Break (29-8-2005 )
  10. When his brother is put on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Michael Scofield puts himself in jail to safe him. A straight-forward hit!

    Trailer of Prison Break on Youtube

    Release date 29-8-2005
    Creator Paul Scheuring
    Starring Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller & Amaury Nolasco
    Similar tv shows Lost
    Themes justice, law, politics, action, crime,
    Review 80%
    Country United States •
    Keywords action-packed • addictive • entertaining • exciting •
    Episodes 4
    Network Fox
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / Prison Break on iTunes

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