Netflix Plans Upcoming UNSOLVED MYSTERIES Reboot

Exciting news this week revealed that media juggernaut Netflix gas green-lit and brand new reboot of the iconic Unsolved Mysteries television series. The series is being resurrected by Stranger Things producers in conjunction with Cosgrove-Meurer Productions, who are the creators of the original series. Word now is that the reboot will consist of 12 episodes, with each episode being dedicated to one particular mystery (as opposed to the original series where each episode contained multiple stories). The mysteries span a number of different themes, including missing persons, paranormal, and unexplained deaths. Each mystery is conveyed using re-enactments, oftentimes using the actually family members and police officials associated with the case.

This is not the first time there has been talk of a reboot. Back in 2007 Cosgrove and Meurer expressed their interest in revamping the show during a Reddit AMA session:

We are actively talking to a couple of broadcasters who have shown interest, and we’re very optimistic that we’ll have something by way of new episodes by the end of the year. It’s too early to go into much detail, but we’ve had our research producers look into possible stories, and they’ve found some excellent ones which can be ready to go quickly.

The original Unsolved Mysteries series ran from 1987 to 2010, airing about 500 episodes. Part of what made the original such a smash hit was the eerie narration from legendary actor Robert Stack and the incredibly haunting theme song. After Stack’s death in 2003, hosting duties were given to the late Dennis Farina.

The arrival of the original series on streaming platforms like Hulu and Amazon Prime has done a great deal to rekindle interest in the show. Unsolved Mysteries is my second favorite show of all time, and I have long wanted some fresh material. While it won’t be the same without Robert Stack, I am incredibly interested in checking out this reboot and definitely have high hopes.

“Perhaps you may be able to help solve a mystery.”

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Ah now for the one thing everyone loathes...writing about themselves! Well for starters, my name is Chuck, and I am a south Jersey transplant living in Amish country. I’ve been a horror fan since 5th grade, about 16 years ago. My horror fandom started when I got my hands on a copy of Jay Anson’s novel The Amityville Horror. The book terrified me, and I knew I just had to watch the movie. An older cousin of mine had a copy of it, and that was the genesis of my obsession with the genre. Over the years I have expressed my horror fandom in many ways. Since about 2005 I have been regularly attending horror conventions. These have been great ways to amass collectibles, movies, and to meet some of my favorite celebrities. My best friend Mike and I used to run our own horror blog years ago, and we also dabbled in script writing. I am looking forward to going back to writing about horror, something I’ve always loved. When I’m not working (I work at PNC Bank), my non-horror interests are studying theology and economics, watching Japanese tokusatsu, and doing play-by-play commentary for professional wrestling. I’m also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and singing in a Barbershop quartet. Oh, and I’m probably the biggest fan of the Golden Girls you’ll ever meet. My top 5 horror flicks (definitely subject to change): 1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) 2. Basket Case (1982) 3. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 4. The Beyond (1981) 5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)