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5 English thriller miniseries you can binge-watch in one day


5 English thriller miniseries you can binge-watch in one day
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 01.53 PM, Mar 30, 2022


Chernobyl (Disney+ Hotstar)

Learning about a major world event while watching a gripping show; sounds like a win-win! This miniseries focuses on the Chernobyl disaster that rocked the world, leaving long-lasting after-effects. Examining how the nuclear disaster unfolded, stories of first responders, and clean-up efforts, the show is an absolute masterpiece. Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, and others, this 5-episode show is as engaging as it is impactful.

The Serpent (Netflix)

If you’re looking for a thriller that hits a bit closer to home, this one’s the perfect choice. The miniseries follows the notorious serial killer of Indian origin, Charles Sobhraj, as he commits identity theft to travel the world. When tourists are found murdered, a Dutch diplomat begins an investigation, digging up clues that could lead him to Sobhraj. With stellar performances by Tahar Rahim and Billy Howle, the show skilfully entertains right till the end.

The Night Manager (Amazon Prime Video)

A tale of espionage superbly told in six episodes; that's The Night Manager for you. The series follows Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), who is employed as the night manager of a high-end hotel in Cairo. However, Pine's also a former British soldier and is recruited to penetrate arms dealer Richard Roper's (Hugh Laurie) inner circle to conduct a secret investigation. Slick and smart, with brilliant performances, the show won various accolades and viewers' hearts!

Sharp Objects (Disney+ Hotstar)

Troubled families make for superior storytelling, and that's exactly the case with Sharp Objects. The series picks up when Camille (Amy Adams), who is struggling with alcoholism and mental health issues, returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of two girls. Her return forces Camille to deal with her disturbing dynamic with her socialite mother (Patricia Clarkson) and a precocious younger sister. Dark, moody, atmospheric, this 8-episode show will keep you hooked.

Nine Perfect Strangers (Amazon Prime Video)

If you've ever wondered about the lives of strangers while travelling, this show is right up your alley. The series revolves around nine strangers who check-in at a wellness resort that promises to transform and heal guests. However, all is not as it seems to be, and the guests quickly discover shocking secrets about the resort and each other. Starring Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evan, and more, Nine Perfect Strangers is eclectic and worth watching!

Whether it's day or night, you'll have binged these miniseries within a few hours!