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Latest shows on Lionsgate Play: 5 nail-biting thriller drama series on the OTT platform

From Swimming with Sharks to Crossfire, these new exciting thriller series on Lionsgate Play are a must-watch!

Latest shows on Lionsgate Play: 5 nail-biting thriller drama series on the OTT platform
Must-watch shows on Lionsgate Play

Last Updated: 12.38 PM, May 25, 2023


It’s always exciting to watch gritty and suspenseful dramas with friends and family. If you are in the mood to delve into some interesting real life-inspired as well as fictional tales, here’s a list of series streaming on Lionsgate Play that you must explore..



Created by Ilan Abudi, Jerusalem is a hyper-realistic thriller drama series - starring Zvika Hadar, Makram Khoury, Rotem Sela and Doron Ben-David. It is a human story of conflicting beliefs, power struggles, love and crime. This large-scale television project is mostly shot in Jerusalem’s Old City. The plot of the 10-episode series follows the journey of Amir - a police officer in the cosmopolitan district of the old town of Jerusalem. 

Swimming with Sharks

Starring Erika Alexander, Kiernan Shipka, Diane Kruger and Donald Sutherland, Swimming with Sharks​ is a television series based on a 1994 film by the same name. The six-episode series is created by Tucker Gates. It is the story of a young female assistant, named Lou Simms, at the centre of a studio, filled with manipulators and schemers. What happens next? She outwits them all! 

The Serpent Queen 

This eight-episode period drama television series, created by Justin Haythe, traces the life of the 16th century Queen of France, Catherine de’ Medici, played by Samantha Morton. Also starring Naomi Battrick and Barry Atsma, The Serpent Queen is based on Leonie Frieda’s 2004 non-fiction book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France.

The Girl from Plainville 

Created by Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus, The Girl from Plainville is a crime drama television miniseries featurng Elle Fanning, Chloë Sevigny and Colton Ryan as the lead characters. The eight-episode series is said to be based on true events. It’s about Michelle Carter’s ‘texting-suicide’ case. The plot chronicles her relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events leading up to his death and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.


Written and created by Louise Doughty, Crossfire is a British television thriller series, starring Keeley Hawes, Lee Ingleby, Daniel Ryan, Josette Simon and Anneika Rose. The three-episode series is about a British family, who are caught up in an armed assault on a holiday resort in Spain. The story is described as an emotional, intimate and relatable thriller, where ordinary people must make monumental decisions in the blink of an eye, with far-reaching consequences.

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