2018 TV The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018  

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List Rules Only shows that premiered in 2018.

Ever suspenseful and keeping us on the edge of our seats, the best thriller TV shows of 2018 haven't been disappointing. Whether you're talking those we get to sit and binge watch on a quiet night or the shows we have to wait weekly for, many of the new thriller series on TV have done a great job in captivating the audience. That's what these shows are all about, right? So, if you haven't seen any of the shows on this list of best TV thrillers, you best call off your plans and get watching. 

While plenty of these shows came out with a bang, it's time to determine which are truly the best new thrillers from 2018. From crime fiction to psychological thrillers, 2018 has it all. Some may argue shows like The Rain and Siren take the cake, but you also have to consider The Terror - because what better name for a thriller? Of course, it's up to the true TV fans to decide.

Check out the 2018 thriller shows below and vote up the very best. You can also vote down shows that didn't cut it for you, and add any new ones to the list that didn't make it. 

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The Rain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Iben Hjejle, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo. After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark ...more

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Siren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Eline Powell, Alex Roe, Ian Verdun Siren (Freeform, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Eric Wald and Dean White. When a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) arrives in the coastal town of Bristol Cove, she proves ...more

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Safe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot Safe (Netflix, 2018) is a television drama series created by Harlan Coben. After his teenage daughter goes missing, widowed surgeon Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall) begins unearthing dark secrets ...more

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The Terror is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an anthology television series created by David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, based on the novel by Dan Simmons. The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the ...more

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Collateral is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Collateral Carey Mulligan, Nathaniel Martello-White, Jeany Spark Collateral (BBC Two, 2018) is a four-part British television drama serial created by David Hare. While investigating the seemingly random murder of a pizza delivery man in London, a detective ...more

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The Crossing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Steve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Natalie Martinez The Crossing (ABC, 2017) is an American science fiction thriller series created by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie. Refugees from a war-torn America 250 years in the future start showing up to seek ...more

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crimeozark drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago ...more

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The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary Fukunaga, based on the novel by Caleb Carr. When a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes has ...more

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Sharp Objects is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, crime reporter Camille ...more

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Deception is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Amaury Nolasco Deception (ABC, 2018) is an American crime procedural drama created by Chris Fedak. After his career as a magician is ruined by scandal, Las Vegas illusionist Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) ...more

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Waco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Melissa Benoist Waco (Paramount Network, 2018) is an American television miniseries created by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle. Based on the 1993 Waco siege, the show centers on the FBI and ATF seizing the ...more

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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on the novels by Luke Jennings. Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a desk-bound MI5 Officer, ...more

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Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta Good Girls (NBC, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Jenna Bans. Struggling to make ends meet, three suburban housewives (Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman) decide to ...more

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Requiem is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Lydia Wilson, Joel Fry, James Frecheville Requiem (Netflix, 2018) is a six-part British television drama serial created by Kris Mrksa. An award winning cellist (Lydia Wilson) has her life turned upside down following the unexpected ...more

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more

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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
ChristopherShane added Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy Altered Carbon (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized ...more

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McMafia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
McMafia James Norton, David Strathairn, Juliet Rylance McMafia (AMC, 2018) is a British crime drama television series created by Hossein Amini and James Watkins, inspired by the book by Misha Glenny. Trying to escape the shadow of his past by ...more

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Philip K. Dick's Electric Drea... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Timothy Spall, Anthony Boyle, Tuppence Middleton Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American science fiction television anthology series developed by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Dinner. Based on the works of ...more

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Britannia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker Britannia (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American historical fantasy series written by Jez Butterworth. In AD 43 during the Roman conquest of Britain, Celtic rivals Kerra (Kelly Reilly) and ...more

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Instinct is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings Instinct (CBS, 2018) is an American police procedural and drama television series created by Michael Rauch, based on James Patterson's Murder Games. A former CIA agent (Alan Cumming) who has ...more

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Constantine: City of Demons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Constantine: City Of Demons Matt Ryan, Damian O'hare, Laura Bailey Constantine: City of Demons (CW Seed, 2018) is an American animated web series based on the DC Comics character. John Constantine (Matt Ryan) uses his skills as a demon hunter and master of the ...more

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Seven Seconds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Clare-Hope Ashitey, Beau Knapp, Regina King Seven Seconds (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama television series developed by Veena Sud, based on the Russian film The Major. Tensions run high between African American citizens and ...more

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The Mechanism is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Alessandra Colassanti, Antonio Saboia, Caroline Abras The Mechanism (Netflix, 2018) is a Brazilian political drama television series created by José Padilha and Elena Soarez. A small group of dogged investigators are on the hunt to discover ...more

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Counterpart is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd Counterpart (Starz, 2018) is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When lowly UN employee Howard Silk (J. K. Simmons) discovers his agency is guarding a gateway ...more

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Station 19 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Grey Damon Station 19 (ABC, 2018) is an American action-drama television series created by Stacy McKee, and the second spinoff of Grey's Anatomy. The professional and personal lives of a group of heroic ...more

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Kiss Me First is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Kiss Me First Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown, Matthew Beard Kiss Me First (Channel 4, 2018) is a British horror-thriller drama series created by Bryan Elsley. A lonely video game addict (Tallulah Haddon) to the online world of Azana meets a confident ...more

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B: the Beginning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Hiroaki Hirata, Yūki Kaji, Asai Seto B: the Beginning (Netflix, 2018) is an anime series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki Yamakawa. In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic ...more

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Mosaic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller Mosaic (HBO, 2018) is an American television murder mystery series directed by Steven Soderbergh. In conjunction with the interactive app that lets users investigate the mystery, the show ...more

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Hard Sun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Agyness Deyn, Jim Sturgess Hard Sun (Hulu, 2018) is a pre-apocalyptic British television drama series created by Neil Cross. While investigating a death of a hacker in London, two police officers stumble upon proof that ...more

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9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Thriller TV Shows Of 2018
Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause 9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and ...more