Best new Spy TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)



With shows like Homeland and The Americans, the old fashioned spy genre is back in style. Whether it is about the cold-war or mode modern modes of espionage, the genre remains relevant. We have picked the best.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best spy TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are our new Spy genre creators?


Spy genre statistics

Spy2017
Genre popularity
76%
Genre ranking#21
Familiar facesJohn Krasinski & Keri Russel
Trending showsThe Americans & Jack Ryan
Amount of genre shows per year from 2010 to 2017

3 spy TV series scheduled for release this year.

The spy genre is quite popular, but it has difficulties claiming its own genre, as most series are in the first place more police or action tv shows. There are therefore, more espionage themed shows out there, but their producers have not specifically labeled them as such.

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

Guerrilla (25-1-2017 | SKY UK)

A take on the not very known London-based black resistance movement that operated in the 70's, and the counter-intelligence team had the purpose of suppressing them. From the writer John Ridley, who also wrote 12 Years a Slave.

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CreatorJohn Ridley
Starring Jayda Mitchell, Idris Elba, Wunmi Mosaku
Themesactivism, spy, war,

Snowfall (7-1-2017 | FX)

A CIA agent, at the time of te cocaine epidemic in the 80's, is trying to fund the Contras, and a whole lot more. It's a TV m

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CreatorJohn Singleton
StarringEmily Rios & Billy Magnussen
Similar tv showsNarcos
Themesdrugs, drama,

Jack Ryan (6-1-2017 | Amazon)

Amazon is bringing John Clancy's Jack Ryan to television. So far many movie adaptations were released, with amongst others Alec Baldwin portraying Ryan, but now John Krasinski is portraying one of the most famous fictional CIA officers of all time

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CreatorCarlton Cuse & Graham Roland
StarringJohn Krasinski & Abbie Cornish
Themesaction,
Keywordsaction-packed, dangerous,

Subterfuge ()

Not all spies are working for governments. In fact, industrial espionage might be bigger than international espionage. In Subterfuge a disgruntled employee working for a multinational is recruited by its great rival to find out what they need to know.

Themesconspiracy, science fiction,

Recent 2016 shows

Good spy TV series that did not make the decade list