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The Most Exciting Thriller TV Shows of 2019

Updated January 10, 2020 520 votes 104 voters 9.5k views34 items

List RulesOnly thriller television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that keep you caught up in the action and excitement.

UPDATED: Check out The Most Exciting Thriller TV Shows In 2020!

The most exciting thriller TV shows new or ongoing in 2019 are some of the most delightfully nerve-wracking to watch on television, but which are the most exciting new or returning shows? Determining which thriller television series is the best isn't an easy task given the plethora of options available, but this list might make it just a bit easier. These days, with the use of digital streaming via multiple options such as Netflix, Hulu, and others, there is a ton of content available but which of these current thriller shows are the best of them all in terms of excitement?

For a thriller series to be truly exciting, it has to be the kind that excites the viewer through masterful storytelling, unbearable suspense, and horrific consequences for the people on the screen. The only way to find out which is the best is to vote up your favorite thriller series below, but remember, this list is all about excitement! Which new thriller series available in 2019 is more exciting than the one below it? For this list, the series either has to be new to 2019 programming, or it has to be a pre-existing series with new episodes premiering in 2019.

Don't forget to add your favorite new or returning thriller show to the list if it's missing and vote for your favorites below! Then see what exciting thrillers are airing in 2020.

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  • 1
    Ozark
    23
    9

    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Supernatural
    30
    20

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    American Horror Story
    19
    11

    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Stranger Things
    23
    16

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    The Walking Dead
    20
    15

    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    You
    12
    6

    You

    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Dark
    11
    5

    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    The Enemy Within
    16
    13

    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
  • 9
    The Blacklist
    11
    6

    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Handmaid's Tale
    17
    15

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian fiction

    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Black Mirror
    13
    10

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    True Detective
    9
    5

    True Detective

    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

    True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Gotham
    9
    5

    Gotham

    Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Action, Police procedural

    Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    The Expanse
    10
    7

    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Sci-Fi

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Whiskey Cavalier
    5
    2

    Whiskey Cavalier

    Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Whiskey Cavalier (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Dave Hemingson.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Seven Seconds
    5
    2

    Seven Seconds

    Clare-Hope Ashitey, Beau Knapp

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Seven Seconds (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama television series developed by Veena... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Reef Break
    5
    2

    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
  • 18
    Straight Forward
    5
    2

    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
  • 19
    I Am the Night
    6
    5

    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
  • 20
    Taboo
    4
    2

    Taboo

    Tom Hardy, Leo Bill

    Genres (Tv)Period drama

    Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips"... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    The Hot Zone
    4
    2

    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
  • 22
    Black
    2
    2

    Black

    Song Seung-heon, Go Ara

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Thriller, Crime, Romance

    Black (OCN, 2017) is a South Korean fantasy crime thriller television series. While chasing... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Homeland
    5
    5

    Homeland

    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin

    Genres (Tv)Suspense, Drama, Thriller

    Homeland (Showtime, 2011) is an American political drama thriller series developed by Howard... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    The Rook
    2
    2

    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
  • 25
    The Feed
    0
    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