This isn’t your father’s Unsolved Mysteries. Gone are the hokey re-enactments (now with new, super slick mini films) and stiff hosting by Robert Stack. What remains is a chilling reminder of the power of television, where the viewer becomes a part of the mystery itself.
Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the 12 new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable — from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery.
Unsolved Mysteries comes from the creators of the original docuseries, Terry Dunn Meurer, John Cosgrove, and Robert M. Wise of Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, with Shawn Levy and Josh Barry of 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of Stranger Things.
Netflix will drop the first six episodes of Unsolved Mysteries on July 1.