Sci-Fi and Thriller Series You Should Watch in April 2022

Is there a time-traveling gateway or a device that can change reality hidden from the world at the Abbot family ranch? The farm is full of secrets and mysteries, an extraterrestrial disguises himself as a human to save his species and ours; a time-traveling assassin is pursued by a journalist, and an angry mother seeks revenge for her daughter’s murder. Our list includes returns of highly-rated TV shows, suspense thrillers, and book adaptations with actors Andrew Garfield, Kaley Cuoco, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Naomie Harris.

Find below a list of the highly-rated sci-fi and crime thriller series that are currently streaming on your favorite networks!

Outer Range (Amazon Prime Video)

What exactly is going on at the Abbott ranch? The patriarch of the Abbott family, ‘Royal Abbot,’ does everything he can to protect the family’s land from the neighbors who claim it as their own. He’s also defending his boys from a village murder investigation. Abbott struggles to cope with the ongoing new conflicts, which includes a visit from a mysterious hitchhiker and a puzzling time-traveling hole in the family farm. As Royal fights to protect his family, old secrets and unnerving mysteries are revealed.

Outer Range was created by Brian Watkins. Josh Brolin (‘Sicario’), Imogen Poots (‘Vivarium’) Lili Taylor (‘Hemlock Grove’), Tamara Podemski (‘Coroner’), Tom Pelphrey (‘Ozark’), Lewis Pullman (‘Bad Times at the El Royale’), and Noah Reid (‘Schitt’s Creek’) and Olive Abercrombie are cast in the series.

Watch Outer Range on: Amazon Prime Video

61st Street (AMC+)

Moses, a talented high school athlete, is apprehended by Chicago police on the suspicion of being involved in a gang’s criminal activity. His attorney does everything in his power to protect him and clear his name. The police, seeking vengeance for the death of an officer during a botched drug bust, will go to any length to prove their case against Moses. The narrative of ‘Moses Johnson’ and the infamous criminal justice system in Chicago will be featured in the television series.

The cast includes Courtney B. Vance (‘The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story’), Tosin Cole (‘Doctor Who’), and Aunjanue Ellis (‘The Help’). Peter Moffat created this upcoming thriller series. Michael B. Jordan serves as executive producer. 

Watch ’61st Street’ on: AMC+

Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu)

A little town in Salt Lake City is devastated by the terrible murder of a lady and her child. Assigned to the case, Detective Jeb Pyre urges the public to remain cautious while also encouraging them to come ahead with any details they may have. During his investigation, as a devoted Mormon, he begins to doubt his beliefs. His quest for the truth leads him to some startling discoveries in the community.

Andrew Garfield (‘Silence’), Sam Worthington (‘Fractured’), Daisy Edgar-Jones (‘Fresh’), Wyatt Russell (‘The Woman in the Window), and Gil Birmingham (‘The Twilight Saga’) are cast in the series.‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ is directed by filmmaker David Mackenzie and written by Dustin Lance Black. It is an adaption of a non-fiction novel of the same name by writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer. 

In an interview with On The Red Carpet, actor Andrew Garfield mentioned, “I loved the book. When it first came out ten years ago, I was kind of obsessed with the book and the themes that it was dealing with”.

Stream ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ on: Hulu

Slow Horses (Apple TV)

‘Slow Horses’ follows a group of British intelligence agents, who are now working at Slough House. This sector of the agency operates with agents let go by MI5 on account of them being prone to error. Jackson Lamb is a bright and tactful leader who ends up here due to his many previous blunders. When the team is caught up in a conspiracy, he must work with Slough House agents to solve the case.

The series is based on the same-named novel by mystery and thriller writer Mick Herron. It stars Gary Oldman (‘State of Grace’), Jack Lowden (‘Capone’), Kristin Scott Thomas (‘The Invisible Woman’), Chris Reilly (‘Wrath of Man’), Jonathan Pryce (‘Taboo’) along with actors Antonio Aakeel, Rosalind Eleazar, and Olivia Cooke. Filmmaker James Hawes serves as its director.

Watch Slow Horses on: Apple TV

The Flight Attendant: Season 2 (HBO Max)

In season one, Cassie Bowden, a flight attendant, is an alcoholic in denial. Between flights, she spends her time drinking to push away her trauma. After hooking up with Alex, she wakes up beside his dead body, unable to recollect if she killed him or what transpired the previous night. Season two will feature a sober Cassie who spends her free time working for the CIA. After witnessing a murder by accident, she becomes entangled in yet another international conspiracy.

The Flight Attendant stars Kaley Cuoco (‘The Big Bang Theory’), Zosia Mamet (‘Girls’), Rosie Perez (‘Fearless’), T. R. Knight (‘Grey’s Anatomy’), Alanna Ubach (‘Euphoria’), Shohreh Aghdashloo (‘Star Trek Beyond’) and Santiago Cabrera (‘Star Trek: Picard’). 

Actress Sharon Stone joins the cast in season two playing Lisa Bowden, Cassie’s mother. On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, Kaley Cuoco revealed, that Sharon Stone was a fan of Season One, and when she learned they were casting for that role, she called the casting crew personally.

Watch ‘The Flight Attendant’ on: HBO Max

The Man Who Fell to Earth (Showtime)

‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ is a science fiction story about a human male-looking alien played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. He aims to find a scientist on earth who can help him save his species. Leaving behind his family on his home planet that is dying, he warns that the earth is on the same path. He quickly discovers that to restore his world, the scientist and he must first preserve the earth despite a multitude of hurdles and being hunted for the use of his technology.

Its cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’), Naomie Harris (‘Moonlight’), Clarke Peters (‘Da 5 Bloods’), Jimmi Simpson (‘Pachinko’), and Bill Nighy (‘Pirates of the Caribbean Series’). Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman the co-creators of the series. This will be Chiwetel Ejiofor’s latest onscreen role before he returns as Karl Mordo next month in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’. The science-fiction series is based on late writer Walter Tevi’s novel ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, which was released in 1963.

Watch ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ on: Showtime
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Shining Girls (Apple TV)

Kirby Mazrachi is dealing with concerns about memory and identity after surviving an assault. Her career as a journalist is halted as she struggles with her recollection. When she learns of a murder tied to her assaults, she teams up with experienced reporter Dan Velazquez to track out the perpetrator. Unfortunately, her story continues to change since the culprit can travel through time and alter her reality.

It has a cast list that consists of Elisabeth Moss (‘Mad Men’), Wagner Moura (‘Narcos’), Jamie Bell (‘Skin’), Phillipa Soo (‘The Code’), and Amy Brenneman (‘Private Practice’). Elisabeth Moss, Michelle MacLaren, and Daina Reid serve as the series directors. It is based on South African writer Lauren Beukes’s thriller novel of the same name.

Watch ‘Shining Girls’ on: Apple TV

Mai (Netflix)

Sheel witnesses the murder of a daughter and sets out to find her killer. She is shunned away for seeking the truth from the authorities. She conducts her personal investigations to expose the truth about her daughter’s murder and bring her justice. As her investigation progresses, she is drawn deeper into the criminal and political underworld, where she becomes entangled in a world of violence, crime, and power.

‘Mai’ translates to ‘Mother’. Filmmaker Atul Mongia developed ‘Mai’ along with Anshai Lal, he is the series director. Actress Sakshi Tanwar plays the lead role of Sheel in the series.

Watch ‘Mai’ on: Netflix

Better Call Saul (AMC)

‘Better Call Saul‘ follows con artist turned public defendant lawyer James Morgan “Jimmy” McGill, later known by his business name Saul Goodman. He paves his way to being a big-time lawyer by deceiving the public, accepting bribes, and fabricating heroic incidents. Season 6 will see Jimmy and Kim scheme their way trying to end Howard Hamlin’s career, while Cartel operator Lalo Salamanca discovers that Nacho has betrayed him.

The show is a prequel series to the widely praised crime drama ‘Breaking Bad’. Season six will be its final season and consists of thirteen episodes, divided into two releases. It is created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Bob Odenkirk Portrays Jimmy McGill/ Saul Goodman Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, and Michael Mando are also cast in crime drama the series. In the final season, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will make an appearance in the series as special guests.

Did You Know:

During the filming of the series, Bob Odenkirk and his team rescued a pregnant dog. The eight puppies that were born were taken care of by the cast and crew on site until they were adopted.

Stream ‘Better Call Saul’ on: AMC

 

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