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The Most Anticipated New Horror & Thriller TV Shows of 2021

Updated July 26, 2021 1.3k votes 229 voters 13.8k views31 items

List RulesVote up the horror series you're most excited to watch in 2021.

It’s scary how good the upcoming horror TV shows and thriller series of 2021 are. From new additions to your favorite horror franchises to adaptations of popular thriller novels, the upcoming thriller and horror TV series promise to make the year delightfully terrifying. From streaming to network, which of the anticipated horror and thriller series are you most excited to see?

If you’re just here for the scares fear not, American Horror Stories is bringing one of the most popular horror TV shows to a more bite-size anthology series. Get your fix with stand-alone episodes instead of a terrifying tale that stretches over a season. If you like your thrills a bit more chilly, tense thriller series like Losing Alice and The Sister will keep you watching. And if all those scares aren’t worth a thing unless you’re laughing too, Chucky is finally coming to the small screen, in the newest addition to the franchise.

What new thrillers and upcoming horror series are you looking forward to the most in 2020? Vote up the TV shows you can't wait to watch.

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  • Photo: American Horror Stories / Hulu
    American Horror Stories (FX, Hulu, 2021) is an American horror anthology spin off series from Ryan Murphy's, American Horror Story. The series will stand alone with episodes delving into horror myths, legends, and lore....  more
    • Actors: Matt Bomer, Gavin Creel, Sierra McCormick
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  • Photo: Chucky / SyFy
    Chucky: The TV Series (SyFy/USA, 2021) is an American comedy-horror television series continuing the Child's Play series of films. Continuing directly from the end of the 2017 film Cult of Chucky, the show will follow the titular possessed doll (voiced by Brad Dourif) as he faces new horizons as a character....  more
    • Actors: Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly , Fiona Dourif, Zackary Arthur, Teo Brione
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  • Photo: Lisey's Story
    Lisey's Story (Apple TV+, 2021) is an American horror drama miniseries based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Stephen King. A widow becomes the object of a dangerous stalker, obsessed with her husband's work....  more
    • Actors: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Dane DeHaan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joan Allen
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  • Photo: The Old Man / Hulu
    The Old Man (Hulu, 2021) is an American drama television series created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Perry. A former intelligence officer living off the radar finds himself targeted for assassination and is forced back into the world he left behind....  more
    • Actors: John Lithgow, Jeff Bridges, Alia Shawkat
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