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The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019

Updated January 10, 2020 559 votes 244 voters 44.3k views26 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Evil
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    7

    Evil

    Katja Herbers, Mike Colter

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Thriller, Drama

    Evil (CBS, 2019) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Robert King... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    The Enemy Within
    42
    28

    The Enemy Within

    Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Enemy Within (NBC, 2019) is an American drama television series. Former CIA agent, Erica... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Godfather of Harlem
    27
    13

    Godfather of Harlem

    Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Godfather of Harlem (Epix, 2019) is an American crime drama television series. After being... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Servant
    13
    4

    Servant

    Toby Kebbell, Lauren Ambrose

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller, Horror drama

    Servant (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American psychological thriller television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    I Am the Night
    22
    18

    I Am the Night

    Chris Pine, India Eisley

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery

    I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is an American limited television series created by Sam Sheridan.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Hanna
    19
    14

    Hanna

    Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Action

    Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    The Hot Zone
    14
    10

    The Hot Zone

    Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller

    The Hot Zone (National Geographic, 2019) is an American medical thriller television drama... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Chambers
    22
    23

    Chambers

    Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Supernatural

    Chambers (Netflix, 2019) is a supernatural television series created by Leah Rachel. A young... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Bluff City Law
    8
    5

    Bluff City Law

    Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee

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

    Bluff City Law (NBC, 2019) is an American crime drama thriller television series. The series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Rook
    9
    10

    The Rook

    Jon Fletcher, Emma Greenwell

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Rook (Starz, 2019) is an American television series created by Stephenie Meyer and based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Perpetual Grace, LTD
    10
    12

    Perpetual Grace, LTD

    Jimmi Simpson, Ben Kingsley

    Genres (Tv)Neo-noir, Thriller

    Perpetual Grace LTD (Epix, 2019), formerly named "Our Lady, LTD," is an American neo-noir... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Too Old to Die Young
    6
    7

    Too Old to Die Young

    Miles Telle, Billy Baldwin

    Genres (Tv)Thriller, Drama, Crime drama

    Too Old to Die Young (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American thriller crime drama television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Emergence
    3
    3

    Emergence

    Alexa Skye Swinton, Allison Tolman

    Genres (Tv)Mystery-thriller, Drama

    Emergence (ABC, 2019) is an American mystery-themed thriller drama television series created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    The Feed
    3
    0

    The Feed

    Guy Burnet, Nina Toussaint-White

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Psychological Thriller

    The Feed (Amazon Video, 2019) is a British psychological thriller drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Truth Be Told
    1
    0

    Truth Be Told

    Octavia Spencer, Lizzy Caplan

    Genres (Tv)Thriller, Drama

    Truth Be Told (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American drama television series based on Are You... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Dare Me
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    0

    Dare Me

    Erika Prevost, Taveeta Szymanowicz

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Mystery, Thriller

    Dare Me (USA, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the novel of the same name... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Black Earth Rising
    9
    13

    Black Earth Rising

    Michaela Coel, John Goodman

    Genres (Tv)Thriller, Drama

    Black Earth Rising (Netflix, 2019) is a television drama series created by Hugo Blick. When... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    The Widow
    13
    19

    The Widow

    Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston

    Genres (Tv)Thriller

    The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Green Frontier
    1
    1

    Green Frontier

    Nelson Camayo, Juana del Rio

    Genres (Tv)Crime Drama, Thriller, Drama

    Green Frontier (Netflix, 2019), in Spanish "Frontera Verde", is a Colombian crime thriller web... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    The I-Land
    7
    11

    The I-Land

    Kate Bosworth, Sibylla Deen

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Drama, Mystery

    The I-Land (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction thriller web television miniseries.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Straight Forward
    3
    7

    Straight Forward

    Cecilie Stenspil, Arlo Green

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Thriller

    Straight Forward (Acorn, 2019) is a New Zealand-Danish crime thriller television series. After... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Traitors
    4
    12

    Traitors

    Emma Appleton, Michael Stuhlbarg

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

    Traitors (Channel 4 and Netflix, 2019), originally titled "Jerusalem," is a joint British and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    What/If
    7
    17

    What/If

    Renée Zellweger, Dave Annable

    Genres (Tv)Thriller, Anthology

    What/If (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Mike Kelley. An... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Deadly Class
    6
    19

    Deadly Class

    Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth

    Genres (Tv)Action, Thriller, Drama

    Deadly Class (Syfy, 2019) is an American television action-thriller series created by Anthony... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Reef Break
    3
    13

    Reef Break

    Poppy Montgomery

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Drama

    Reef Break (ABC, 2019) is a French-American crime drama television series created by Ken... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button