'Unsolved Mysteries' Volume 1: Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's reboot of the classic TV series
The show was originally created by Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove in 1987 and had an epic 10-year run on NBC before shifting bases to CBS, Lifetime and finally, Spike TV where it ended in 2010
'Unsolved Mysteries' Volume 1 is all set to be debut on Netflix in July. The classic show, now rebooted by the streaming giant, has been one of those much-anticipated shows since the time the announcement made the rounds. The show was originally created by Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove in 1987 and had an epic 10-year run on NBC before shifting bases to CBS, Lifetime, and finally, Spike TV, where it ended in 2010. Ahead of the premiere, here's a quick look at what we know about the series so far.
'Unsolved Mysteries' will release July 1 on Netflix.
'Unsolved Mysteries' sheds light on the cult classic cases that include deaths, murder mysteries and paranormal occurrences that have occurred over the past few decades. The official synopsis by Netflix reads: "The iconic series Unsolved Mysteries is back! Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the 12 new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable — from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds 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'."
The show will not have a host. Robert Stack had served as the host and narrator for the show for 15 years and he died in 2003.
Shawn Levy and Josh Barry serve as executive producers. Robert Wise will act as co-executive producer along with showrunner Dunn Meurer.
"This iteration of 'Unsolved Mysteries' is very loyal to the things we all love about the brand. The stories still range from supernatural occurrences to unthinkable crimes. The title music remains intact. 'Unsolved Mysteries' originally included four cases per episode," Levy said in a statement.
He also added: "We at 21 Laps — along with our partners at Cosgrove/Meurer Productions — made an early decision to have our storytelling dive deeper and establish a more intimate connection with the audience. To do that, you need time. The people we’re interviewing on screen are often revisiting deeply painful experiences that are traumatic and not easy to discuss. These new episodes will each focus on a single case that is produced, directed, photographed, scored, and edited at a high level. I think audiences are going to find it very satisfying."
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