Disney+ Hotstar is one of the rising giants on the OTT platform with the merger of more than three major networks – Hotstar, HBO and Disney. The platform hosts some of the greatest international dramas of all time. The OTT platform got a significant increase in popularity in India, for its premium subscriptions, with the announcement of the Marvel series. The niche for thriller series is never satisfied. The limited collection of films narrows the options to watch. This is where English thriller web series come in handy, especially those on Disney+ Hotstar.
In this article Yo! Vizag lists some of the highest-rated British thriller web series on Disney+Hotstar.
IMDb Rating – 8.5
The Night Of, based on Peter Moffat’s Criminal Court, which was later adapted for a Hindi remake. It follows the story of a young man who has been accused of murder. The Night Of depicts the brutal journey a man must face in a world of reclusive prisoners. This is one of the best on-screen representations of falsely accused cases. Riz Ahmed, Amara Karan, Poorna Jagannathan, are some of the main faces of the show. It covers over 8 episodes, with each episode being approximately one hour long.
2. Sharp Object
IMDb Rating- 8.1
Based on Gillian Flynn’s acclaimed debut novel Gone Girl, Sharp Objects is an American television miniseries. This HBO miniseries has received a Golden Globe award along with two Critics Choice awards. Sharp Objects is a psychological thriller, Flynn’s specialty that he excels in delivering. The stories revolve around a woman’s exploration of the dark realms, caused by the stereotypes of the society she grew up in. Amy Adams, who played the lead role, had a natural aura in her appearance. Music enhances the ongoing story. Sharp Objects has all the qualities of a must-watch thriller. The series features eight episodes with nearly an hour of airtime per episode.
3. Real Detective
IMDb Rating- 8.9
Produced by and starring Matthew McConaughey, True Detective is a US detective story, as the name suggests. A group of detectives and police officers investigate a series of murders. The 3 seasons anthology crime series has won several Primetime Emmy Awards. The series has a total of 24 episodes. The airtime of each episode is approximately one hour. This is probably the best British thriller web series to watch on Disney+ Hotstar.
IMDb Rating- 9.3
The Sopranos is a 1999 crime drama. The story revolves around Tony Soprano, an Italian-American criminal. He juggles his life, between a criminal family and his love life. The 1999 drama brought the groundbreaking series, which later became part of a pop culture masterpiece. Sopranos featured six seasons. Each episode is approximately 40-50 minutes long.
5. Jinx: Robert Durst
IMDb Rating – 8.7
After watching Andrew Jarecki’s All Good Things, based on the life of Robert Durst, Durst himself called the director to show his appreciation. Durst approves of Andrew’s idea to interview him. The Jinx, a six-episode crime documentary, follows the archives and interviews of Durst’s criminal profile. Robert Durst, a real estate billionaire, is convicted of the murders of his wife, writer-journalist Susan Berman and her neighbour. This documentary series is six episodes long. Each episode features 30-40 minutes showtime
IMDb Rating – 9.4
As the name suggests, this HBO miniseries is based on the true events of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The HBO special gives viewers a heart-wrenching picture of the disaster. Chernobyl showcases some of the harrowing realities of the incident. This reality thriller drama is sure to stir your emotions. Chernobyl is a five-episode long miniseries. Each episode has one hour of airtime.
7. Big Little Lies
IMDb Rating – 8.5
Big Little Lies is an American crime drama series. Based on the novel, of the same name, by Liane Moriarty. The series stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley in the lead roles. The two series throughout the season have been recipients of 4 Golden Globes and 8 Primetime Emmy Awards. Series 2 seasons and 14 episodes, has a run time of 40 minutes, each episode.
IMDb Rating – 8.2
Based on DC Comics, Watchmen is an action fiction series. Set in a dystopian world, Watchmen is one of the best series of its genre. The series won 11 Emmy Awards collectively from its 26 nominations. Watchmen features one hour, 9 episodes. This is arguably the best British thriller web series that has come out on Disney+ Hotstar in recent times and it’s a shame that it may not get a second season.
IMDb Rating – 8.8
The Wire is an American crime thriller web series. The series ran for 5 seasons between 2002 and 2005. The Wire is set in a realistic urban lifestyle. It paints an honest portrait of society and political power. The Wire has a total of 60 episodes. Each episode features nearly an hour of airtime. This is one of the underrated British thriller web series that can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar.
IMDb Rating – 8.4
The American is a true thriller tv series. Set during the Cold War, the series revolves around a family in America. Even though they looked normal, in reality, they were spies. The couple was sent by the Russian Government to spy on the American Government. Created by Joe Weisberg, this series spans over 6 seasons. It features a total of 75 episodes, with each episode ranging from 40 to 50 minutes.