The creators of the original “Unsolved Mysteries” and the producers of “Stranger Things” are teaming up to restart the classic television series.
It is time to solve some mysteries. Netflix is restarting the classic television show “Unsolved Mysteries” and the streaming service released a preview of the upcoming series early Tuesday.
Documenting Unsolved Mysteries, which documents several cold cases and paranormal events, has been dormant for several years, but had a rich history before Netflix announced its intention to restart the franchise earlier in the year. The original show, created by Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove in 1987, spanned 10 years on NBC before moving to CBS, Lifetime, and Spike TV, where the show’s run ended in 2010. Now Netflix is restarting the show with Meurer and Cosgrove, as well as the producer of “Stranger Things” 21 Laps Entertainment.
The first six episodes of “Unsolved Mysteries”, which will contain 12 episodes, will premiere on Netflix on July 1. The release dates for the other six episodes were not provided.
Here’s the synopsis of the series, according to Netflix: The iconic “Unsolved Mysteries” series is back! Merging elements characteristic of the original series with an immersive and character-driven contemporary narrative, the 12 new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived through the unthinkable, from the trauma of the unexplained disappearance or the horrible death of a to be loved until the shock. of a strange paranormal encounter. Together with detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping that a viewer has the key to solving the mystery. From the creators of the original docuseries, Cosgrove / Meurer Productions and 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of “Stranger Things”.
Netflix has highlighted the involvement of the producers of “Stranger Things” in its marketing for the series. “Unsolved Mysteries” executive producer Shawn Levy, who serves as executive producer on “Stranger Things,” noted that Netflix’s upcoming reboot would be faithful to the original show and at the same time push its concept in a new direction.
This iteration of “Unsolved Mysteries” is very faithful to the things we all love about the brand. The stories still range from supernatural events to unthinkable crimes. The musical title remains intact. “Unsolved Mysteries” originally included four cases per episode, “Levy said in a statement.” At 21 Laps, together with our partners at Cosgrove / Meurer Productions, we made an early decision for our story to deepen and establish a more intimate connection. with the audience. To do that, you need time. People we interview on screen often review deeply painful experiences that are traumatic and not easy to discuss. These new episodes will focus on a single case that occurs, directs, photographs , rate and edit at a high level. I think the public will find it very satisfying. “
Levy also noted that the Netflix series would not have a host, as the creative team did not want to find a replacement for Robert Stack, who presented and narrated the show for 15 years and died in 2003.
Check out the “Unsolved Mysteries” trailer below: