Published Jun 09, 2020After confirming plans to reboot the classic '90s true-crime series Unsolved Mysteries last year, Netflix has announced the official release date for the series.
The 12-episode reboot will begin streaming on July 1, with the first six episodes uploaded together initially. The new series will now operate without a host, following the passing of Robert Stack who hosted the original. Additionally, episodes will focus on one case each, instead of multiple stories in a single episode.
Fans will still be encouraged to turn in any information that may help the cases detailed in the new series — but no longer via a 1-800 number. A website for tips will be set up instead.
Showrunners Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove maintain that 2020 is the perfect time to reboot Unsolved Mysteries, now that its original fanbase is much older.
"The cross-generational fan base for Unsolved Mysteries is amazing," they wrote in a statement. "We'll hear from viewers — now in their 20s and 30s — who say, 'I used to sneak episodes behind my parents' backs when I was young.' Everyone seems to have a favorite segment that totally freaked them out. We've learned that audiences like to be scared, and real stories scare people."
Back in 2019, it was announced that Stranger Things exec Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps Entertainment company would helm the project.
Head over to iHorror for a full description of the first six episodes of the Unsolved Mysteries reboot.