Unsolved Mysteries reboot coming from Netflix and Stranger Things EP

Unsolved Mysteries

I was only 4 years old when the television series Unsolved Mysteries began airing, giving the show the perfect opportunity to scare the hell out of me every time I crossed paths with it throughout my formative years. The combination of subject matter, music, and the voice of host Robert Stack was deeply unnerving to me. I didn't really want to watch Unsolved Mysteries, but I saw a whole lot of it.

The Stack version of the show remains the most popular, but over the course of 14 seasons hosts came and went while the show switched from network to network: NBC, CBS, Lifetime, Spike. Nine years after the most recent episode hit the air, a reboot has been announced - and this time Unsolved Mysteries is going to be on the Netflix streaming service.

Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy and his company 21 Laps Entertainment are behind the Netflix reboot, working with the original show's production company Cosgrove-Meurer Productions. Unsolved Mysteries creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer are both involved; Cosgrove will be executive producing the show with Levy and Josh Barry while Dunn Meurer serves as showrunner with co-executive producer Robert Wise.

The first season of the reboot is set to run for 12 episodes. It will 

use re-enactments in a documentary format to profile real-life mysteries and unsolved crimes, lost love, cases involving missing persons and unexplained paranormal events. Each episode will focus on one mystery.  In the original series, actors played the victims, criminals and witnesses but family members and police were regularly interviewed.

Now we'll just have to wait and see just how damn creepy the stories, music, and voice of the host are going to be in this new iteration of Unsolved Mysteries.

Unfortunately, Robert Stack passed away several years ago, so Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries won't have his voice going for it.

Source: Deadline



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