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The Most Anticipated New Horror & Thriller TV Shows of 2021

Updated July 26, 2021 1.3k votes 236 voters 14.3k views35 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.

  • 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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  • Trickster (CBC/CW, 2021) is a Canadian supernatural thriller, coming-of-age television drama created by Michelle Latimer and Tony Elliott. The series centers on Jared, an Indigenous Haisla teenager and small-time drug dealer who becomes increasingly aware of the magical events that seem to follow him....  more
    • Actors: Joel Oulette, Crystle Lightning, Kalani Queypo, Anna Lambe, Nathan Alexis
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  • Photo: Tell Me Your Secrets / Amazon Video
    Tell Me Your Secrets (Amazon Video, 2021) is a thriller drama television series created by Harriet Warner. As each of them is pushed to the edge, a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past - a young woman (Lily Rabe) who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator (Hamish Linklater) desperate to find redemption, and a grieving mother (Amy Brenneman) obsessed with finding her missing daughter - the truth about their pasts and motives grows ever murkier, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator....  more
    • Actors: Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Murciano, Chiara Aurelia
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  • Them (Amazon Video, 2021) is an American horror drama anthology series created by Little Marvin. Set in 1953, a Black family moves to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood where malevolent forces, next door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them....  more
    • Actors: Alison Pill, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Deborah Ayorinde, Melody Hurd, Ashley Thomas
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