The best action/thriller shows on Foxtel Now

Blood, guts, boobs and explosions; these action and thriller titles on Foxtel Play aren’t afraid to bare all.

Foxtel has the Australian rights to many major series from the US and UK. If you don't want to pay out for a full Foxtel subscription, Foxtel Now is a relatively affordable alternative. If you’re an Action/Thriller fan, take advantage of the Foxtel Now free trial with the following titles.

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Dexter The troubled anti-hero Dexter Morgan works as a blood spatter expert for the Miami Metro Police Department by day. By night (or whenever the urge takes him) he’s a serial killer hunting down those who have evaded the justice system – sometimes with Dexter’s aid. Foxtel Play thriller and action-01
True Detective Season 2 Season 2 of this revered series started off on the wrong foot with a misguided stab at the clever dialogue that made the original True Detective so good. If you gave up early, then now’s your time to get back into it because if you push through those first few episodes you’ll find the story becomes much easier to follow. Foxtel Play thriller and action-02
True Detective On the other hand, if you straight up refuse to give Season 2 of True Detective a chance, you can always revisit the stellar first season with the enigmatic Rust Cohle (Mcconaughey) and everyman Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) on Foxtel Play. Foxtel Play thriller and action-03
Fear The Walking Dead Fear The Walking Dead is a fresh take on The Walking Dead universe and is set three months before Rick Grimes awakens from his coma – the very beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Though the first episode has only just released, critics are already calling it a slow-burn horror – a nice departure from the intensity of the original series. Foxtel Play thriller and action-04
The Walking Dead ….but if it is intensity you’re after, then catch the entire original series of The Walking Dead. From the CDC and Hershel’s Farm to the prison, Foxtel has every season available thanks to their Boxsets channel. Once you’re finished the first five seasons of The Walking Dead you’ll have plenty of Fear The Walking Dead to binge. Foxtel Play thriller and action-05
Ray Donovan Ray Donovan might not look like much from the outside but this Showtime original is actually a riveting action series that captures some classic L.A noir. Ray Donovan is a Hollywood “fixer”, someone the rich and famous pay to make their problems disappear. When his father (Jon Voight) is released from prison, his estranged family come back to haunt him. Foxtel Play thriller and action-06
Peaky Blinders Underbelly, Chopper and Ned Kelly are all evidence for the Australian affection for (preferably true) gangster stories and Peaky Blinders should be no exception. This British historical drama about a family of gangsters who stitch razor blades into the brims of their flat caps has received rave reviews and features the likes of Sam Neill, Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. Peaky Blinders Episode 5
Penny Dreadful This gothic horror was one of 2014’s best new arrivals and it can only be found on Foxtel. Penny Dreadful gets its name from the pulp 19th century publications it also raids for a large roster of fictional characters, including Dorian Grey, Dr Frankenstein and Mina Harke. Foxtel Play thriller and action-08
Hannibal After a bumpy ride through its beloved three seasons Hannibal has sadly been canned. Though there is talks of a feature film on the way, the series is all but done. In case you missed Mads Mikkelsen as the titular cannibal, get a taste of it on Foxtel Play today. Foxtel Play thriller and action-09
From Dusk Till Dawn: The TV Series You know Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s horror classic – now explore the expanded universe of the Gecko Brothers, the Fuller family and the supernatural strip club they find themselves in. If you’ve always wanted to see Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) from That 70s Show as a badass vampire, then From Dusk ‘Till Dawn: The TV Series is sure to please. Foxtel Play thriller and action-10

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