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8 of the Best Mystery Shows on Apple TV+

The most intriguing cases, all in one place.

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It's no mystery that Apple TV+ has some of the hottest television shows streaming has to offer. With seemingly endless selections, it can be hard to know where to start with this great service. Luckily for our intrigue-lovers, we've scoured through every page for the top picks. From hilarious whodunnits to dark psychological cases, there's something here for everyone! These are eight of the best mystery shows on Apple TV+.

Black Bird

Consisting of six thrilling episodes, this miniseries streaming on Apple TV+ is based on the autobiographical novel In with the Devil: a Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption by James Keene. In the show, Jimmy Keene has been sent to a minimum security prison for a 10-year sentence. However, his natural charisma finds him with a unique opportunity: the FBI will fully commute his sentence if he befriends and elicits a confession from suspected serial killer Larry Hall.

Slow Horses

After making some career-ending mistakes, MI5 agents are relegated to administrative duties. As they live out long, boring days as paper pushers, their boss hurls abuse at them, trying to incentivize them to quit. But these agents aren't down for the count, and soon find themselves knee-deep investigating cases that threaten Britain.

Defending Jacob

This limited eight-episode series now streaming on Apple TV+ is based on the novel of the same name by William Landay. Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber (Chris Evans) has his whole life derailed by the shocking accusation that his 14-year-old son, Jacob (Jaeden Martell) committed murder. As Andy explores the dark corners of the truth, his own past comes back to haunt him.

The Afterparty

When a guest dies at the afterparty of a high school reunion, suspicions of murder arise. But who is a suspect? Everyone. A detective takes a closer look at the former classmates one by one, trying to uncover the truth behind their versions of the events. An Apple TV+ fan favorite ever since it was first released.


With a showrunner like M. Night Shyamalan, how could this show not be filled to the brim with twists? Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Toby Kebbell) hire a young live-in nanny, Leanne Grayson (Nell Tiger Free) to care for their infant son, Jericho. However, Jericho died shortly after his birth, and the couple has been living with a reborn doll to cope with the trauma. Unfortunately for them, the arrival of their nanny brings on only more strange occurrences…

The Crowded Room

Based on the non-fiction book The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes, this 10-episode Apple TV+ original series takes place in the summer of 1979. A young man, Danny Sullivan (Tom Holland), is arrested for his involvement in a Manhattan shooting. Interrogator Rya Goodwin (Amanda Seyfried) interviews him to get to the truth—and to find the real killer before more tragedy strikes.

Home Before Dark

When young investigative journalist Hilde Lisko (Brooklynn Prince) and her family move to her dad's small hometown, her dedication to the truth leads her to some shocking secrets. The whole town, including her father, has done all they could to keep a cold case buried. But Hilde is intent on finding answers.

Shining Girls

Based on The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes, this chilling mystery series stars Elizabeth Moss as Kirby Mazrachi. Years ago, Kirby was left for dead after a violent assault, with her attacker never facing justice. As her trauma keeps her in an ever-shifting state of reality, she's determined to find the attacker when she learns of a murder with similar details to her ordeal. With the help of reporter Dan Velazquez (Wagner Moura), she tries to trace a serial killer through decades worth of cold cases. A truly shining example of why Apple TV+ is a must-have streaming service.