While we are excited about the reboot, most fans are missing Robert Stack.
Back in 1987, when Unsolved Mysteries first premiered, it was truly one of its kind. Created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, the show documented cold cases and paranormal occurrences in a documentary story-telling format. It started with a series of seven special events and it was presented by Raymond Burr, Karl Malden, and Robert Stack where they focused on strange disappearances, unsolved murders, UFO sightings, and other unexplained events. The show ran for 9 seasons on NBC and was picked up by CBS for its 10th season.
Only two seasons later, the show was canceled by CBS on June 11, 1999. In 2000, the series was renewed by Lifetime, and season 12 started airing on July 2, 2001. The series came to an end on September 20, 2002, but lucky for us, Netflix has rebooted the show and we also have a trailer that will take you back to the good ol' times.
According to a reboot by Bloody Disgusting, the first six episodes will release on Netflix in July and the trailer looks absolutely brilliant. Check it out below. The official synopsis of the show reads, "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.
It continued, "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.
Shawn Levy, the executive producer for Stranger Things noted the reboot will stay faithful to the original show while still pushing its concept into a new direction.
Unsolved Mysteries is famous for being the first TV show that asked viewers for help in solving cases. Surprisingly enough, this plea to the mass was successful and on a number of occasions, tips from the audience helped unite long-lost family members and track down suspected criminals. Original producers of the show, Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove, who are also producing the reboot said that the audience helped solve 260 cases, the recent one being just this spring, hence they will continue this tradition.
Meurer and Cosgrove released a statement saying, "The cross-generational fan base for Unsolved Mysteries is amazing. We’ll hear from viewers — now in their 20s and 30s — who say, ‘I used to sneak episodes behind my parents’ backs when I was young.’ Everyone seems to have a favorite segment that totally freaked them out. We’ve learned that audiences like to be scared, and real stories scare people.”
In case you guys were wondering why no host has been announced so far, then it's because the reboot will not have one. The first six episodes titles read ‘Mystery on the Rooftop’, ‘13 Minutes’, 'House of Terror', ‘No Ride Home’, ‘Berkshire’s UFO’, and ‘Missing Witness’. Are you excited to revisit this iconic 80s show? Let us know your comments below.