The new Unsolved Mysteries revival on Netflix is already bringing in many new tips for the handful of cases featured, meaning we just might see some resolution to the baffling stories featured. On the first of the month, Netflix premiered an updated version of the legendary TV series with six all-new cases to explore. According to series co-creator and executive producer Terry Dunn Meurer, the popularity of the reboot has brought forth renewed attention to each of the cases along with about twenty "credible" leads.
Per Meurer, when Unsolved Mysteries producers receive tips deemed to be "credible," they "pass them on to the appropriate authorities." Speaking about the number of tips coming in just a day after the show's premiere, Meurer suggested that the number of tips and potential new leads might grow as more and more Netflix users watch the series series in the days and weeks ahead. "It's only been 24 hours. We're hoping there's a lot of people who still haven't watched and maybe this weekend they'll sit down and binge the episodes and we'll get more leads," Meurer said.
At this point, the Unsolved Mysteries team has passed along three new tips to the FBI pertaining to the death of Alonzo Brooks. As explained on the show, Brooks was found dead a month after disappearing from a Kansas house party in 2004, and the debate is still ongoing as to whether foul play was involved. Meanwhile, tips have also reportedly come in for the case of Rey Rivera, a Baltimore man whose mysterious death is also debated, along with the disappearance of Lena Chapin, a woman who vanished after implicating her mother in her stepfather's death. For the sake of the families of the victims in each of these cases, let's hope these leads turn out to be fruitful.
After premiering on Netflix earlier this month, Unsolved Mysteries has managed to rank in the No. 1 spot as the most-watched show on streaming service. Longtime fans might be satisfied to hear that the show's title sequence features an updated version of the creepy music from the classic version. As original host Robert Stack passed away in 2003, Meurer and the Unsolved Mysteries team made the decision to go without a host for this new revival, feeling that replacing Stack was just not possible. "We had to make a tough decision: Should we have a host? We decided it would be impossible to fill Bob's shoes," Meurer explained.
The first six episodes of Unsolved Mysteries are now streaming on Netflix with another batch of six episodes set to arrive sometime in 2020. There's no word yet on a possible second season, but given the popularity of the series, season two seems all but inevitable. If the series can help bring closure to the aforementioned cases along with other stories yet to be explored, then let's hope the revival continues to be successful for many years to come. This news comes to us from Chicago Sun Times.