According to IndieWire, the reboot will involve Cosgrove-Meurer Productions, comprised of show creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, who produced the series’ original 14-season run. They’ll be working alongside Shawn Levy and 21 Laps Entertainment, the production company behind Stranger Things.
“Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the new episodes offer clues and theories with the hope that one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery.”
This won’t be the first time Unsolved Mysteries gets revived. After network hopping from NBC to CBS and then to Lifetime, the original series, hosted by Robert Stack, was finally canceled in 2002. In 2008, it resurfaced on Spike TV for two years, hosted by Dennis Farina, before ending again in 2010.
Over the last several years, the official YouTube channel for Unsolved Mysteries has continued the tradition, allowing viewers to submit personal mysteries and providing updates for cases that have since been solved.
Personally? Back in the day, it was all about Unsolved Mysteries. Sitting on the floor, the room lit by the glow of a fuzzy tube TV, and the mysterious voice of Robert Stack terrifying me beyond the capacity for rational thought.
That, and Rescue 911, hosted by William Shatner (the episode Sibling Stabbing is forever embedded into my mind, but that’s a whole different story).
Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix will premiere with six initial episodes on July 1, 2020, with six more to follow at a later date.