Netflix is Rebooting ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ with ‘Stranger Things’ Producers

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Today, Netflix announced that “Unsolved Mysteries” is being revived by its original creators along with the producers of “Stranger Things.”

Netflix says the new take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers came to love from the original series but will tell stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series.

Netflix has ordered 12 episodes of the series and each episode will focus on a different mystery with the intent of viewers helping to solve these long outstanding cases.

The original “Unsolved Mysteries” premiered in January of 1987 and ran for 11 seasons. The show would go on to air 260 episodes chronicling over 1,000 stories with segments on murder, missing persons, wanted fugitives, UFOs, ghosts, paranormal, missing heirs, amnesia, and fraud, among others. According to the “Unsolved Mysteries” website, the show has helped solve more than half of the cases featuring wanted fugitives and reunited over 100 separated families.

Netflix did not announce who would host the series in the reboot. Robert Stack famously hosted the show up until 2002 when he became ill and later died in 2003. Later episodes were hosted by actor Dennis Farina.

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