Your inner detective is about to have a field day: Next week, Netflix will drop a reboot of the classic true-crime show Unsolved Mysteries. The original, created by Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove in 1987, ran for 10 years on NBC before moving to CBS, Lifetime, and Spike TV; it came to an end in 2010. In that time, the show boasted a total of 600 episodes that covered real-life unsolved mysteries, from supernatural occurrences to unbelievable (and seemingly unsolvable!) crimes.
The show has helped solve over 260 cases. The mission of the reboot is in line with the original: Each episode will tell viewers to go unsolved.com if they have any information that could be helpful. "We've staffed up to ensure that leads are quickly passed to the appropriate parties," the creators Meurer and Cosgrove explained to PEOPLE. So, when is the OG crime show hitting in the air? We have all the details. Here's everything you need to know about Netflix's reboot of Unsolved Mysteries.
Netflix will drop the first six episodes in July.
The first season of the reboot is set to premiere in two different parts. The first six episodes of Unsolved Mysteries will premiere on Netflix on July 1. Each episode will focus on one case (the original show had four).
"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," said producer Shawn Levy, per IndieWire. "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."
The other six episodes don't have a confirmed release date yet, but we'll keep you updated.
The trailer is super spooky.
That dramatic piano song still gives me a chill. All it's missing is longtime host Robert Stack narrating. (Stack was the longest-running host of the series, narrating the most fascinating mysteries between 1988 and 2003.)
There's no host of this version of Unsolved Mysteries.
"In Robert's absence, we are letting the spirit and the strength of the stories carry the narrative," said Levy in a statement per Bustle. "Above all, our aspiration was to make a new chapter worthy of his memory and of iconic contribution to this iconic series."
The reboot's cases are in line with cases from the original show.
The mysteries that are highlighted, according to PEOPLE, include supernatural UFO sightings to the unsolved death of a newlywed, Rey Rivera, whose body was found in an abandoned conference room eight days after he disappeared. It sounds like it's going to be a show you don't want to watch alone.
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