Here a list with an overview of the new thriller series of 2013. The best thrillers that are coming out on American and British television and are being released on DVD/Blu-ray this year. Besides original new tv shows we shall discuss the returning seasons of popular thrillers in 2012. The list is not exhaustive. We can expect some great new action thrillers and detective/crime psychological thriller series for 2013.
The thriller genre is one that usually also falls under different genres. Here we have selected the upcoming tv shows that are most accurately called thrillers or thrillers series. The other ones can be read about in our other genre’s lists of 2013.
Top 5 best thriller series of 2013
The Following – New thriller starring hollywood star Kevin Bacon | Release date: 21 January 2013
The first original new series on our list is actually also on our new horror series list. We are looking forward to it so much that we do not mind putting in on here too. The Following is a Fox series that will start shortly in January, and it is about a dangerously intelligent serial killer that communicates with other serial killers, and builds up his own cult with very loyal followers. The serial killer in question has escaped from prison, and the FBI Agent who caught him 9 years ago is put on the case. Of cours we are talking about Mr. Kevin Bacon here.
The Fall – New British psychological thriller produced by BBC
In this trailer with all the upcoming original BBC drama series you can catch a glimpse of this thriller series with Gillian Anderson ( The X-Files). No official release date has been set, but it is rumoured to air in the beginning of 2013 on BBC2. It is about a series of murders in Belfast, Northern Ireland, being investigated by a senior police officer Stella Gibson (Anderson. She is brought in from the Metropolitan Police Service, after the local police is unable to close the case after 28 days. The trailer also shows some other new BBC series of 2013 that we discuss on this website. Just check out the new series section.
Peaky Blinders – English gangster series of 2013 with Cillian Murphy
Again also for this thriller no official release date has been announced. It is set in Birmingham, just after the First World War, and narrates the little known tale of a gang called the ‘Peaky Blinders’. Cillian Murphy (Inception) plays the role of the brother in the family, and has to challenge the new local chief of police. This thiller series is created by Steven Knight who recently had great success with gangster drama films like ‘Eastern Promises’.
Bates Motel – Upcoming American series of A&E – Thriller/horror series after Hitchcocks ‘Psycho’
A tv show that is definitely generating a lot of attention. This horror or mystery thriller is about the Bates Family, in particular Norman Bates, whom we all know as the scary guy from Alfred Hitchcock’s cult classic Psycho. You truly get to know the Psyche of Norman Bates. A rather ambitious project, and we are hoping it will be able to live up the to expectations. The series is scheduled to be released on 18 March 2013.
Other highly anticipated thriller series: Mayday (2013), Quirke (2013).
Read more about great upcoming thrillers
It does not stop here. A lot of our other series are playing with the thriller genre quite a bit. Series like the new Hannibal tv shows or HBO drama crime series can be found in. We have also explored the upcoming Scandinavian thrillers, like the Danish The Killing 3:
Returning seasons of popular thriller series released in 2013
It is not only about new series. For most people having a great new season is even better. Here we have a little list of all the thriller series releasing a new season in 2013, or that are continuing.
- Arrow – Fantasy thriller on ABC
- The Killing (Forbrydelsen) – Danish detective thriller
- Revolution -
- Elementary – Modern day Sherlock Home in the USA
- Last Resort – Action thriller series
- Continuum – Sci-fi series