Saturn Award for Best Action-Thriller Television Series

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Saturn Award for Best Action-Thriller Television Series
Awarded forBest television series of the year in the action and thriller genres.
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded2016
Currently held byOutlander (2022–2023)

The Saturn Award for Best Action-Thriller Television Series is one of the annual awards given by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The Saturn Awards, which are the oldest film and series-specialized awards to reward science fiction, fantasy, and horror achievements, included the category for the first time at the 42nd Saturn Awards ceremony, when the Saturn Award went through major changes in their television categories. It specifically rewards action and thriller on television. At the 50th Anniversary Saturn Awards, the category was split to recognize both network/cable series and streaming series however, the categories were merged again at the subsequent 51st Saturn Awards.

Winners and nominees[edit]

The winners are listed in bold.

(NOTE: Year refers to year of eligibility, the actual ceremonies are held the following year)


Year TV Series Network
Hannibal NBC
Bates Motel A&E
Blindspot NBC
Fargo FX
The Last Ship TNT
The Librarians
Mr. Robot USA Network
Riverdale The CW
Animal Kingdom TNT
Bates Motel A&E
Designated Survivor ABC
The Librarians TNT
Mr. Robot USA Network
Underground WGN America
Better Call Saul AMC
The Alienist TNT
Animal Kingdom
Fargo FX
Into the Badlands AMC
Mr. Mercedes Audience
Riverdale The CW
Better Call Saul AMC
Killing Eve BBC America
The Last Ship TNT
Mr. Mercedes Audience
The Purge USA Network
Riverdale The CW
The Sinner USA Network
Better Call Saul AMC
Castle Rock Hulu
Jack Ryan Amazon Prime Video
The Outpost The CW
Pennyworth Epix
Riverdale The CW
Snowpiercer TNT


Year TV Series Network
Network / Cable
Better Call Saul AMC
Big Sky ABC
The Blacklist NBC
Dexter: New Blood Showtime
Dark Winds AMC
Outlander Starz
Yellowjackets Showtime
The Boys Amazon Prime Video
Bosch: Legacy Amazon Freevee
Cobra Kai Netflix
Leverage: Redemption Amazon Freevee
Peacemaker HBO Max
Reacher Amazon Prime Video
The Umbrella Academy Netflix
Outlander Starz
La Brea NBC
Manifest Netflix
Quantum Leap NBC
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Amazon Prime Video
The Witcher Netflix
Yellowjackets Showtime

Most nominations[edit]

  • 4 nominations – Better Call Saul, Riverdale
  • 2 nominations – Animal Kingdom, Bates Motel, Fargo, Jack Ryan, The Last Ship, The Librarians, Mr. Mercedes, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Yellowjackets

Most wins[edit]

  • 4 wins – Better Call Saul

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