It probably sounds weird, but Unsolved Mysteries was a major part of my childhood. I remember watching it on TV every Saturday night — it was on just after two episodes of Cops on my local FOX affiliate. It always creeped me out but I loved it nonetheless. The final episode of the series aired back in 2010, but Netflix rebooted Unsolved Mysteries and it’s coming back next month!
- This is the perfect time to bring the show back? Unsolved Mysteries was incredibly popular back in the ’90s, but it’s almost even more perfect for Netflix to bring it back in 2020 when everyone is totally obsessed with serial killers and other true crime stories. Smart move!
- It looks like everything we loved about Unsolved Mysteries will stay the same. Judging by the trailer for the show that Netflix released this week, the show will pretty much follow the same format of presenting missing person cases, unsolved crimes, and even paranormal experiences.
- This time, things do look a little bit creepier. The show was also a bit freaky, but given that the Unsolved Mysteries reboot has the producers of Stranger Things onboard, it makes sense that Netflix’s version seems even eerier and set to make your skin crawl. You might not want to watch this one with the lights out!
- There’s another major change on board too. “Unsolved Mysteries originally included four cases per episode,” executive producer Shawn Levy said in a statement. “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. 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.”
- New episodes hit Netflix next month. If you can’t wait to see Unsolved Mysteries like me, hit up Netflix on July 1 when the new series premieres.