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The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated January 10, 2020 541 votes 229 voters 41.2k views 26 items

List Rules Only thriller television shows that premiered their first season in 2019.

UPDATED: Check out the Best New Thriller TV Shows of 2020!

The best thriller shows of 2019 take you to the edge of your seat and keep you there. Whether you've got to wait each week for the latest thrills or can overload on them all at once by binge-watching, the best 2019 TV thrillers are captivating and chilling in perfect measures.

While some of these shows are eagerly anticipated, others surprised us with how addictively thrilling their stories were. From edge-of-your-seat excitement to classic crime fiction to slick neo-noir thrillers, 2019 has it all. The action thriller Deadly Class keeps our hearts pumping with adrenaline, while Reef Break's charm hides it's tangled thrills with a smile. Of course, it's up to the true TV fans to decide which show is the best. There are even limited television series such as I Am The Night, for those of us who want to maximize our thrills to episode ratio.

Check out the 2019 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. Then, check out the new thriller shows of 2020.

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The Enemy Within is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Raza Jaffrey

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Enemy Within (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Former CIA agent, Erica Wolfe (Jennifer Carpenter), considered one of the most notorious traitors in modern history, is ...more
2
Evil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Katja Herbers, Aasif Mandvi, Mike Colter

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Thriller, Drama

Evil (CBS, 2019) is an American television supernatural thriller television drama. The series follows a skeptical psychologist Katja (Kristen Bouchard) who allies with a priest-in-training (Mike ...more
3
Godfather of Harlem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera

Network: Epix

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

Godfather of Harlem (Epix, 2019) is an American crime drama television series. After being released from prison, crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) takes on the Genovese crime family to ...more
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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery

I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is a six-episode limited television series directed by Patty Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, and Carl Franklin. Given away as an infant by her teenage mother to a black ...more
5
Servant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Lauren Ambrose, Nell Tiger Free, Rupert Grint

Network: Apple TV+

Genres (Tv): Thriller, Psychological thriller

Servant (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American psychological thriller television series created and written by Tony Basgallop. The show follows parents Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Toby ...more
6
Hanna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action

Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more
7
The Hot Zone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, James D'Arcy

Network: National Geographic

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller

The Hot Zone (National Geographic, 2019) is an American medical thriller television drama miniseries based on the Richard Preston non-fiction novel of the same name. The six-part limited series ...more
8
Chambers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn

Genres (Tv): Drama, Supernatural

Chambers (Netflix, 2019) is a supernatural television series created by Leah Rachel. A young heart attack survivor begins taking on the characteristics of the heart donor that saved their life — ...more
9
Bluff City Law is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Barry Sloane

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Crime Drama, Drama, Thriller, Legal drama

Bluff City Law (NBC, 2019) is an American crime drama thriller television series. The series follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specialize in the most controversial landmark ...more
10
Perpetual Grace, LTD is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Jimmi Simpson, Ben Kingsley, Jackie Weaver

Network: Epix

Genres (Tv): Neo-noir, Thriller

Perpetual Grace LTD (Epix, 2019), formerly named "Our Lady, LTD," is an American neo-noir thriller television series created by Steve Conrad and Bruce Terris. James (Jimmi Simpson), a ...more
11
Too Old to Die Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Miles Telle, Billy Baldwin, Jena Malone

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Thriller, Drama, Crime drama

Too Old to Die Young (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American thriller crime drama television series. The show follows Martin (Miles Teller), a grieving police officer who, along with the man who ...more
12
The Rook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Jon Fletcher, Emma Greenwell, Adrian Lester

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Starz

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Rook (Starz, 2019) is an American television series created by Stephenie Meyer and based on the novel by Daniel O'Malley. A young woman attempts to re-integrate into her life of ...more
13
Black Earth Rising is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Michaela Coel, John Goodman, Tamara Tunie

Network: Netflix, BBC Two

Genres (Tv): Thriller, Drama

Black Earth Rising (Netflix, 2019) is a television drama series created by Hugo Blick. When her adoptive mother (Tamara Tunie) takes on a case prosecuting an African militia leader, a ...more
14
The Feed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Guy Burnet, Nina Toussaint-White, David Thewlis

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Drama, Psychological Thriller

The Feed (Amazon Video, 2019) is a British psychological thriller drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Nick Clark Windo. In a near future London, people’s minds are ...more
15
The Widow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun

Network: ITV, Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Thriller

The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series. Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) is lead to the Congo on her search to uncover the mysterious ...more
16
Truth Be Told is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Octavia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan, Aaron Paul

Network: Apple TV+

Genres (Tv): Thriller, Drama

Truth Be Told (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American drama television series based on Are You Sleeping: A Novel by Kathleen Barber and created by Nichelle Tramble Spellman. The show provides a unique ...more
17
Dare Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Erika Prevost, Taveeta Szymanowicz, Alison Thornton

Network: USA

Genres (Tv): Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Dare Me (USA, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Megan Abbott. The story follows a cheerleader in her senior year of high school as she plots ...more
18
Emergence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Alexa Skye Swinton, Allison Tolman, Ashley Aufderheide

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Mystery-thriller, Drama

Emergence (ABC, 2019) is an American mystery-themed thriller drama television series created by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Long Island's Peconic Bay police chief, Jo Evans (Allison ...more
19
Green Frontier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Nelson Camayo, Juana del Rio, Miguel Ramos

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Crime Drama, Thriller, Drama

Green Frontier (Netflix, 2019), in Spanish "Frontera Verde", is a Colombian crime thriller web television miniseries, created by Ciro Guerra. When Helena (Juana del Río), a ...more
20
The I-Land is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Kate Bosworth, Sibylla Deen, Kota Eberhardt

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Adventure, Drama, Mystery

The I-Land (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction thriller web television miniseries. When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are and how they got ...more
21
Straight Forward is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Cecilie Stenspil, Arlo Green, Stephane Garneau-Monten

Network: Acorn

Genres (Tv): Crime, Thriller

Straight Forward (Acorn, 2019) is a New Zealand-Danish crime thriller television series. After a family member is murdered, con woman (Silvia Cecilie Stenspil) decides to get even by robbing the ...more
22
Traitors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Emma Appleton, Michael Stuhlbarg, Keeley Hawes

Network: Channel 4, Netflix

Genres (Tv): Spy Thriller, Thriller, Drama, Period drama

Traitors (Channel 4 and Netflix, 2019), originally titled "Jerusalem," is a joint British and American thriller period drama television series. Set in 1945 London, the show follows the ...more
23
What/If is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Renée Zellweger, Dave Annable, Juan Castano

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Thriller, Anthology

What/If (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Mike Kelley. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material ...more
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Deadly Class is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor

Genres (Tv): Action, Thriller, Drama

Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Image comic book series. A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop ...more
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Reef Break is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Poppy Montgomery

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Drama

Reef Break (ABC, 2019) is a French-American crime drama television series created by Ken Sanzel. Cat Chambers (Poppy Montgomery), a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a Pacific Island ...more