One of the big stories to come out of the last few days is that Netflix is to bring back Unsolved Mysteries. And now we know a little more about this new take on an old favourite.
In addition to original creators Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, 21 Laps of Stranger Things fame will be developing the returning series. Terry Dunn Meurer will be serving as showrunner, with an initial order of twelve episodes put in by Netflix.
The early synopsis for this new Unsolved Mysteries reads:
This modern take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original, while also telling the stories through the lends 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.
Created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, Unsolved Mysteries first aired back in 1987 as a run of seven specials before then becoming a full series in 1988. In terms of premise, the show used re-enactments and interviews to delve in to unexplained, oft-spooky tales.
With Robert Stack on hosting duties, the series added genre fave Virginia Madsen as co-host in 1999. After being cancelled by CBS later that year, Lifetime would revive the series in 2001. Slack would tragically pass away in 2002, which also saw Unsolved Mysteries shelved until a Dennis Farina-headlined reboot in 2008. By the time that last take on the show came to a close in 2010, Unsolved Mysteries had ran for a total of 581 episodes over its impressive run.
Expect more on this new Unsolved Mysteries as it continues to develop.