New episodes of Unsolved Mysteries are on the way and could be seen as early as the end of this year according to the show's creators. The trailblazing investigative show premiered in 1987 and 30 years later fans are still clamoring for more. The show was presented in a documentary format that profiled real-life mysteries with re-enactments of unsolved crimes, conspiracy theories, missing person cases, and unexplained paranormal activity. The show was revived for a third time in 2008 when the Spike Network produced new episodes for 2 years and ran updated versions of the old shows.
Unsolved Mysteries has seen a bit of resurgence thanks to its addition to streaming services earlier this year and now it looks like some new episodes are on their way and they could possibly be seen by the end of the year. Decider reports that series creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer are in talks with networks to bring brand new episodes out to scare the crap out of viewers just like the original series. Cosgrove spoke to Decider about the possibility of new episodes of Unsolved Mysteries and when we might be able to see them. Cosgrove had this to say.
"We are actively talking to a couple of broadcasters who have shown interest, and we're very optimistic that we'll have something by way of new episodes by the end of the year. It's too early to go into much detail, but we've had our research producers look into possible stories and they've found some excellent ones which can be ready to go quickly."
The 80s and early 90s are a hot commodity right now, so it seems like a wise decision to bring Unsolved Mysteries back at this point in time. Fans of the original run will undoubtedly tune in while a whole new generation will be introduced to the real-life Stranger Things and find a terror that they did not know existed. Plus the show is a hit on streaming platforms at the moment and a cursory search through Netflix reveals more true crime documentaries than you can shake a stick at. But here's the thing, Unsolved Mysteries was the originator.
Each episode of Unsolved Mysteries featured 3 to 4 segments, each involving a different story. Host, Robert Stack would set up the segments on screen and then narrate the stories while coming back at the end to provide a recap. Viewers were encouraged to send in tips through mail or via telephone if they had any information regarding the stories that they had shared. Viewers were then given updates about success stories, where suspects were brought to justice and loved one were reunited.
It is the perfect time to bring back Unsolved Mysteries, so let's hope that the new episodes really show up by the end of the year. But what will we be in for this time around? Hopefully the show sticks to its roots and stays away from the cheese factor, allowing a whole new generation to get some brand new nightmares. This is developing story and more news is expected to be announced soon.