Netflix Reviving ‘Unsolved Mysteries’

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Unsolved Mysteries

Your favorite creepy true crime show from the 80s is getting a reboot and we couldn’t be more excited.

True-crime fans rejoice! Maybe it’s just my age, but Unsolved Mysteries was one of the best shows ever. Host Robert Stack was ever cool and ever enigmatic. It even had creepy music. The best part was the show encouraged you, the viewer, to help solve the mysteries!

The series is a documentary-style program with a host introducing the stories and actors dramatizing the unexplained events. Real people involved were also interviewed and used in the dramatizations.

The original Unsolved Mysteries ran for 11 seasons and produced 260 episodes that chronicled more than 1,000 stories. The original host Robert Stack is the best known as the host of the program, but over the years others stepped in including Dennis Farina and Raymond Burr.

Robert Stack

What will the new show entail?

The show is being revived with the original creators as well as the producers of Netflix hit Stranger Things.

This modern take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original, while also telling the stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series. Each episode will focus on one mystery and once again will look to viewers to help aid investigators in closing the book on long outstanding cases.

How many episodes will there be?

The show has been greenlit for at least 12 episodes.

When will the new Unsolved Mysteries premier?

While we have no confirmation date, it’s in pre-production so it will likely get a late 2019 or early 2020 release.

Are you excited to see the return of Unsolved Mysteries? Let us know in the comments!

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Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.