The hit streaming service is adding to its docu-series roster with a rebooting of the famed NBC show Unsolved Mysteries. Returning since its 1980s airing on NBC, Unsolved Mysteries is a true-crime series with each of the 12 episodes focusing on a single mystery. Premiering in 1987, Unsolved Mysteries became a weekly, must-watch series from there on. Robert Stack served as host, introducing the stories and then followed by presenting alternative versions of the historical events.
The original series ran for nine seasons on NBC, then for two short ones on CBS. Lifetime produced new episodes from 2001-2002, and a repackaged version of the show aired on Spike from 2008-2018 with Dennis Farina as host. The broadcast version had multiple cases per episode. The new version will follow a similar format to its predecessor, and like the original, it will enlist the help of the viewers’ in solving each case.
The creators of the original series, John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, will be reunited once again to helm the reboot. Netflix says it will “maintain the chilling feeling of the original while telling the stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series.”
The newer version is solely a Netflix Production with Meurer and co-exec producer Robert Wise serving as show-runners.