Netflix and Stranger Things producers to bring back Unsolved Mysteries
Staff Reporter | On 19, Jan 2019Reading time: 1 mins
Netflix is bringing back the true crime docuseries Unsolved Mysteries.
Presented by Raymond Burr, Karl Malden, and Robert Stack, the first-of-its-kind show aired back in the 1980s on NBC, before moving to CBS. It ran for 11 seasons and 260 episodes chronicling over 1,000 stories, and received six Emmy nominations. Now, as the true crime genre continues to enjoy a resurgence in popularity, Unsolved Mysteries is coming back to our screens – and with Netflix helping to drive that resurgence through Making a Murderer and more, it’s only natural that the streaming giant is the one doing it.
The producers of Stranger Things (21 Laps) will be behind in the reboot, along with the mystery series’ creators (Cosgrove/Meurer Productions). The modern take on the series will maintain the chilling feeling of 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.
Terry Dunn Meurer is showrunning this all-new version of the show she co-created with fellow EP John Cosgrove. Shawn Levy and Josh Barry are executive producing for 21 Laps.
Netflix has given a 12-episode order to the reboot.