As fun as fictional tales of horror, terror, and the macabre can be, sometimes nothing compares to the frights offered by true stories. The truth can often be even stranger than fiction, and sometimes even scarier too.
One of the best pieces of fact-based creeps to ever grace TV screens is no doubt Unsolved Mysteries, which aired off and on from 1987 to 2010. The most famous incarnation was hosted by Robert Stack from 1987 to 2002.
In recent years, thanks in part to internet streaming on outlets such as Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Pluto TV, Unsolved Mysteries has seen a resurgence in popularity. Now, that resurgence is set to pay off big time.
As reported by Deadline, Netflix is now set to reboot Unsolved Mysteries for a modern audience, with the first planned season consisting of 12 episodes. Executive producing the new series will be Stranger Things’ Shawn Levy.
Co-creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer are also returning, with the latter serving as showrunner. The basic format will remain the same – including the re-enactments – but each episode focuses on only one mystery.
For now, it’s unclear when Netflix’s new take on Unsolved Mysteries will actually premiere, but being announced this early in the year makes a release before the end of 2019 seem fairly likely. I’m so hyped for this.