If you’ve enjoyed watching movies like Angela Black and The Tower, you’ll soon need another jaw-dropping dose of adrenaline, so what are the best TV thrillers to come?
Major TV channels have loads of exciting thrillers coming up …
And here’s our pick of the best you can watch in the rest of 2021 and early 2022.
TV Thriller Coming – The Teacher on Channel 5
The teacher is a psychological thriller starring Sheridan Smith and Kelvin Fletcher.
Channel 5’s four-part series follows school teacher Jenna, whose life begins to crumble after being accused of having a sexual encounter with a pupil.
But he has no memory of what happened that night.
Drunk when the accident is supposed to have occurred, she can’t remember anything.
He must do everything possible to find out the truth and prove his innocence.
Channel 5 tells us, “With no recollection of the night in question, Jenna’s only hope of redemption lies in uncovering the truth about a dark event in her past that comes back to haunt her.”
we are intrigued …
The Teacher is due overnight on C5.
The Tourist on BBC One
Jamie Dornan leads the cast of this six-part mystery thriller from the BBC and HBO Max.
It’s from the producers of the hit series The Missing and Liar, so we’re already expecting HUGE stuff!
The play is about a British man who has “ruthless figures from his past chasing him”, only he doesn’t remember who he is or why he’s being chased.
He finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, chased by a huge tank truck trying to take him off the road.
As he fights to survive, he tries to piece together vital clues as to who is chasing him.
His search for answers takes him to the farthest corners of Australia’s most brutal environments.
The show features a stellar cast that includes Dumplin actress Danielle Macdonald.
Policy also star Shalom Brune-Franklin and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson of The Missing.
The show has been described as a “time bomb” in his heart
The Tourist is expected to air on BBC One later this year.
TV Thriller Coming – Trigger Point on ITV1
Line of duty Vicky McClure and Life’s Adrian Lester team up in ITV1’s tense thriller Trigger Point.
Vicky plays Lana Washington, a blaster on the Metropolitan Police bomb squad.
Adrian Lester plays Joel Nutkins, who works alongside him.
Both are ex-military and extremely close, having served together in Afghanistan.
They are pushed to breaking point when forced to contend with a series of homemade explosives.
Is the bomber intentionally targeting their unit?
And who is the real identity of the bomber?
ITV tells us: “When a terrorist campaign threatens the capital during the summer, the Expos are at the forefront of urgent efforts to find out who is behind the attacks before the casualties increase.”
Trigger Point, from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercury, is expected to air between late 2021 and early 2022.
Thriller Stay Close wonders how much you really know someone.
Three people each hide dark secrets that even the closest to them would never have suspected.
Ray, the once promising documentary photographer, is now stuck in a dead-end job pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids.
Detective Broome is unable to let go of the unsolved case of a missing person.
And Megan is a working mother of three who escaped a dangerous past.
In Harlan Coban’s Stay Close, an old friend from Megan’s past offers some shocking news that impacts all three characters.
As the past comes back to haunt them, it threatens to ruin their lives and those of those around them.
The stars of Richard Armitage, Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt and Sarah Parish – what a cast!
Stay Close will stream on Netflix from 2021 New Year’s Eve at 8pm.
TV Thriller Coming – The English on BBC One
Emily Blunt will star in a new BBC One series that has been described as “a high octane epic western”.
It is set in the mythical Central American landscape of the year 1890.
The Quiet Place actress plays Cornelia Locke.
Cornelia is an English woman who arrives in the wild new landscape of the West to take revenge on the man she considers responsible for the death of her son.
English is expected to air on BBC One by the end of the year or in the first half of 2022.
More TV thrillers coming in 2021 and 2022
The Ipcress, the first in Harry Palmer’s spy thriller series, was adapted into a six-part television series for ITV.
Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole takes on the iconic role of Harry Palmer.
Meanwhile, Bohemian Rhapsody’s Lucy Boynton plays Jean and BAFTA-winning actor Tom Hollander plays Dalby.
The Ipcress File is author Len Deighton’s first spy novel introducing British spy Harry Palmer, set in Berlin and London in the 1960s.
The series will air on ITV in late 2021 or early 2022.
Death comes as the end has been confirmed by BBC One, although no cast has been announced.
Vanity Fair screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes is adapting Agatha Christie’s novel set in Ancient Egypt in the early 20th century.
It speaks of a young woman who suspects that her priest father may be involved in the death of a concubine.
Meanwhile, Sex Education director Alice Seabright is the creator, writer and director of the six-part BBC One thriller. Chloe.
Explore obsession, identity and pain.
The BBC says: “Becky thinks Chloe has a perfect life.
“Years after Chloe abandoned her when they were teenagers, Becky still obsessively observes Chloe’s life through her perfect social media.
“But when Chloe suddenly dies, Becky’s need to find out how and why leads her to take on a new identity and infiltrate the enviable lives of Chloe’s closest friends.”
TV Thriller Coming Soon
The girl from before is the BBC One adaptation of JP Delaney’s best-selling psychological thriller.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Jane, who stumbles upon the opportunity to rent a life: the chance to live in an ultra-minimalist home designed by an enigmatic architect.
There is only one problem; she must live by her list of strict rules.
And the house has a past.
The auger on Amazon Prime is directed by Line of Duty and Bodyguard’s John Strickland.
He follows the crew of the Kishorn Bravo oil rig, which is stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea.
But, just as they are about to return to the mainland, a mysterious and enveloping fog passes through them and they find themselves cut off from any communication with the shore and the outside world …
Ridley on ITV1 is the protagonist of Line of Duty legend Adrian Dunbar.
Ridley sees his namesake retired detective lured out of retirement by a truly twisted murder case.
Meantime, the capture will return to BBC One with its second series.
The thriller cast I May Destroy You’s Paapa Essiedu in the second season.
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