‘Unsolved Mysteries’ comes back to life with Netflix reboot

Carla Harmon
January 21, 2019

Netflix says the original creators of the true crime and paranormal series have teamed up with the producers of "Stranger Things". A dozen episodes have been ordered thus far, each of which will tackle one mystery, and all of which will "maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original". In keeping with tradition, each episode will focus on a single unsolved crime, unexplained disappearance, or paranormal occurrence. Deadline first reported the news.

Stack, a tall, handsome, imposing actor with a distinctive voice who played Eliot Ness in The Untouchables television series from 1959 to 1963, racked up impressive credentials before he helmed Unsolved Mysteries.

Shawn Levy and Josh Barry are executive producing for 21 Laps, with Robert Wise serving as co-executive producer / showrunner. After nine years on air, it made the switch to CBS for two seasons before it was cancelled due to poor ratings. The original Unsolved Mysteries series ran from 1987 to 2010 and included more than 500 episodes.

Terry Dunn Meurer is showrunning this all-new version of the show she co-created with fellow executive producer John Cosgrove. By the Spike era, Stack had died (2003), so Dennis Farina became host.

It's unclear whether the Unsolved Mysteries reboot will include the popular live call-in tip line for viewers.

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