8 Crime Thriller Shows like Presumed Innocent
Apple TV+‘s highly anticipated miniseries Presume Innocent starring and executive produced by Jake Gyllenhaal, premiered on June 12th with the first 2 episodes. From David E. Kelley and executive producer J.J. Abrams, and based on The New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, the star studded ensemble cast also includes Ruth Negga, Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel, Peter Sarsgaard, O-T Fagbenle, and Renate Reinsve.

The 8-episode series follows chief deputy prosecutor Rusty Sabich (Gyllenhaal) as his life unravels when he becomes a murder suspect and fights to hold his family and marriage together. It currently has an 84% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and viewers are curious to see how the series will play out.

While you wait for new episodes to drop every Wednesday through July 24th, here are 8 crime thriller shows like Presumed Innocent to check out.

8 Crime Thriller Shows like Presumed Innocent

American Rust (2021-2024)

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney, David Alvarez, Julia Mayorga, Bill Camp, Alex Neustaedter, Mark Pellegrino, Rob Yang, Kyle Beltran, Luna Lauren Velez

Synopsis: “Based on Philipp Meyer’s novel of the same name, American Rust explores the tattered American dream through the eyes of a police chief in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania. Chief Del Harris (Jeff Daniels) becomes compromised when the son of the woman he loves is accused of murder. Complications continue to arise as the investigation proceeds.”

Where to watch: Freevee, Prime Video

Anatomy of a Scandal (2022 miniseries)

Cast: Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott, Amelie Bea Smith, Ben Radcliffe, Sebastian Selwood, Josette Simon Joshua McGuire

Synopsis: “Sophie’s privileged life as the wife of powerful politician James unravels when scandalous secrets surface — and he stands accused of a shocking crime.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Defending Jacob (2020 miniseries)

Cast: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Sakina Jaffrey, Betty Gabriel, J.K. Simmons

Synopsis: “In this gripping, character-driven thriller, a shocking crime rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.”

Where to watch: Apple TV+

The Night Of (2016 miniseries)

Cast: Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, Michael Kenneth Williams, Bill Camp, Jeannie Berlin, Payman Maadi, Poorna Jagannathan, Glenne Headly, Sofia Black-D’Elia

Synopsis: “After a night of partying with a woman he picked up, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.”

Where to watch: Max

Quicksand (2019 miniseries)

Cast: Hanna Ardéhn, Felix Sandman, William Spetz, Ella Rappich, David Dencik, Reuben Sallmander, Maria Sundbom, Rebecka Hemse

Synopsis: After a tragedy at a school sends shock waves through a wealthy Stockholm suburb, a seemingly well-adjusted teen finds herself on trial for murder.”

Where to watch: Netflix

The Undoing (2020 miniseries)

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Édgar Ramírez, Noah Jupe, Lily Rabe, Matilda De Angelis, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Edan Alexander, Annaleigh Ashford, Fala Chen

Synopsis: “The limited series focuses on Nicole Kidman’s Grace Fraser, a successful therapist, and her devoted husband, Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and their young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. A chasm opens in Grace’s seemingly perfect life: a violent death, a missing spouse, and a chain of terrible revelations.”

Where to watch: Max, Spectrum

You Don’t Know Me (2021 miniseries)

Cast: Samuel Adewunmi, Sophie Wilde, Bukky Bakray, Roger Nsengiyumva, Tuwaine Barrett, Yetunde Oduwole, Nicholas Khan, Michael Balogun, Duayne Boachie

Synopsis: “When all the evidence points towards his guilt, a man on trial for murder uses his closing argument to recount his love affair with a mysterious woman”

Where to watch: Netflix

Your Honor (2020-2023)

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Hunter Doohan, Hope Davis, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Benjamin Flores Jr., Keith Machekanyanga, Andrene Ward-Hammond

Synopsis: “A respected judge’s son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices.”

Where to watch: Fubo, Netflix, Paramount+, Prime Video, Spectrum


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