2019 tv The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019  

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

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.

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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
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
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I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Chris Pine, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays
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
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Chambers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn
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
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Godfather of Harlem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera
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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Perpetual Grace, LTD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Jimmi Simpson, Ben Kingsley, Jackie Weaver
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
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Black Earth Rising is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Michaela Coel, John Goodman, Tamara Tunie
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
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Traitors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Emma Appleton, Michael Stuhlbarg, Keeley Hawes
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
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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
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
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The Widow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun
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
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Deadly Class is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor
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) 11 on the list The Best New Thriller TV Shows Of 2019
Poppy Montgomery
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