Top Television (One-hour)

Top Rated Thriller Television (One-hour) Screenplays This Month

(Showing Top 13)

  • 542


    Christian Lybrook | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 60 pages | View Writer Profile
    Rudy Strom, a disgraced ex-state trooper turned cattle cop, is pulled into police detective Isabela Quintana’s murder investigation of a prominent ranching family when their cattle are found skinned alive. The duo’s investigation uncovers ties to The Cord, a secretive, militarized religious sect that shuns the police, banks and hospitals to protect their way of life—and punish those who turn against them.
  • 462


    The Collapse
    Brooks Roscoe | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 55 pages
    The near, near future: The last ethical hi-tech "unicorn" ends up, through no fault of their own, becoming the baddest of the baddest.
  • 422


    Holy Man
    Michael John Petty | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 55 pages | View Writer Profile
    A rusty preacher is forced back into the world after a series of biblically-themed crimes plague a small Montana community.
  • 396


    Learn to Live
    Graeme Benson | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 53 pages
    A software genius becomes the latest AI-induced redundancy, plunging him into a perilous race to foil a mass murder plot while avoiding arrest as a “suicide culprit” and relying on a woman he despises
  • 376


    On The Verge
    Yair Karlberger | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 63 pages | View Writer Profile
    A twisted cat and mouse game erupts when a delusional detective and a deranged murderer take on the same psychiatrist, tangling her deeper into a web of lies that exposes her own dark past.
  • 376


    Graham Mulvein | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 55 pages
    Syrian war refugees have been settled by the U.S. Government amongst a small, seemingly idyllic New England island community, where a probationary female Police Chief and a physically disabled FBI Agent form an unlikely alliance to hunt down a horrific child murderer before he strikes again.
  • 361


    The Henchman
    James Sweeney | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 59 pages | View Writer Profile
    Setting sail from Sicily, Chief Mate Leyland Ross anticipates the ship’s return home to the U.S., where he will be made captain of the SS Serendipity. But three suspicious passengers have other career plans for Ross: Right hand man to the Petrone crime family. And they will do whatever’s required to make that a reality.
  • 214


    30 Meters
    Eric Andresen | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 55 pages | View Writer Profile
    A former CIA agent, after faking his own death, attempts to reunite with and protect his family from his corrupt former partner before his diagnosed brain cancer kills him.
  • 201


    Alejandro Cruz | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 62 pages | View Writer Profile
    An apathetic millennial is forced to solve a series of kidnappings after his girlfriend suddenly goes missing, leading him to uncover dark truths about his town, a grandiose cowboy priest, and even his own mother.
  • 169


    Rossa McPhillips | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 60 pages
    An NGO worker is forced by MI6 to conduct secret peace talks with terrorists in Somalia
  • 106


    Michael Manuel Goessler | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 66 pages | View Writer Profile
    When a US petty criminal flees to a small caribbean island to avoid prosecution, he must choose between power and humanity as he is drawn deeper and deeper into the sphere of influence of an alluring but vicious crime lady. Halfway between "Narcos" and "Game of Thrones", but with more Voodoo.
  • 93


    Last Meal
    Jonathan Yates | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 45 pages | View Writer Profile
    Host of hit television series that snares pedophiles is a serial killer who makes it personal with select "guests" to avenge his missing sister. Selling LAST MEAL: "Taken" meets "To Catch a Predator" meets "Dexter."
  • 89


    Rachel Fischer | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 63 pages | View Writer Profile
    When a headstrong Army pilot accepts one last assignment to investigate a civilian helicopter crash on the eve of her retirement, she finds herself at off with an old rival in the midst of a violent cover-up and a suspicious series of suicides among the company’s employees.

What is The Red List?

Coverfly is the industry's largest database of screenplay contest entries and script coverage evaluations, sortable by genre and format, and searchable by vetted entertainment industry professionals. We connect data from many of the industry's top screenwriting competitions and screenplay coverage sites. The Red List is a list of the screenplays with the highest Coverfly Scores.

Coverfly aggregates scores from a number of competitions and runs them through a proprietary algorithm to calculate the project's Coverfly Score. Read More

If your project's Coverfly Score is high enough, and you have opted to make the project "discoverable" via your Coverfly dashboard, then it will show up on The Red List. Be sure to explore The Red List by genre and format.

The Coverfly Score is updated within a few days of receiving an evaluation on the project. The Red List can take up to 10 minutes to show an updated Coverfly Score.

If you're a producer, agent, manager, or industry professional interested in gaining access to top projects and their writers, please contact us here or email us at to be given a private industry-access account for browsing. Otherwise, you may request projects directly from the writers by clicking the "Request" button.