The wait is finally over. Netflix just announced the release date for their upcoming reboot of the legendary paranormal and true crime series, Unsolved Mysteries. The first six new episodes will hit the streaming service on July 1.
The creators of the original series, John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, have partnered with acclaimed Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy to breathe new life into the cult classic show. Netflix ordered 12 episodes for the revival, with the first six episodes hitting the streaming service all at once on July 1.
Each episode will examine one unsolved mystery, with reenactments and interviews used to tell the chilling tales. Of course, the big question on the minds of many Unsolved Mysteries fans is just who will host? Robert Stack served as host/narrator from 1987 to 2002, exploring everything from alien abductions and true crime cold cases to paranormal events and far-out conspiracy theories. Along the way, Stack established the show's signature style that transfixed and traumatized an entire generation of TV viewers: namely, trenchcoats, fog machines, foreboding narration, and frightening-as-all-hell reenactments. The show was canceled in 2002. Stack passed away in 2003. Spike revived the show in 2008, with Dennis Farina as its host. The Spike revival was canceled in 2010.
As to who will step out of the fog and into the limelight this summer... well, if reports are correct, no one. Bloody Disgusting reports that the upcoming reboot will not feature a host. Interesting, indeed. Could this truly be the case? Perhaps YOU may be able to help solve a mystery. Or, you know, we'll all find out on July 1 when the first six episodes drop on Netflix.
Read on to learn about the spooky cases covered by the first six episodes—and get ready for the reboot's debut on July 1!
Episode 1: “Mystery on the Rooftop”
Newlywed Rey Rivera was found dead in an abandoned conference room at a Baltimore hotel. Her husband having disappeared only eight days prior to her discovery, the death was ruled “unexplained.” Many suspect foul play—but at whose hands?
Episode 2: “13 Minutes”
In just 13 minutes, Patrice Endres disappeared in broad daylight, leaving behind her teenage son and his stepfather. The pair reeled from the loss and fought to discover what really happened that fateful afternoon in Georgia.
Episode 3: “House of Terror”
In 2011, French Police discovered the bodies of an entire family buried under their home’s back porch—except for the family patriarch, Count Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. As the case unraveled, the calculated mastermind behind the chilling crime was slowly revealed.
Episode 4: “No Ride Home”
When Alonzo Brooks never came home after a party in a predominantly white Midwestern town, authorities suspected the worse. But the intrigue only spiked when Alonzo’s body was found, months later, in a town already thoroughly canvassed by police.
Episode 5: “Berkshire’s UFO”
On September 1, 1969, residents of Berkshire, Massachusetts, claim to have borne witness to a UFO. In the years since, the eyewitnesses have fought hard to convince the world that what they saw was real.
Episode 6: “Missing Witness”
At the ripe young age of 17, Lena Chapin confessed to helping her mother dispose of her stepfather’s body. Years later, when subpoenaed to testify in court against her mother, Lena never appeared in court. Lena never showed up again.
As always, Unsolved Mysteries will urge its viewers to call in with any tips about the cases they cover. You never know: You may possess the clue that will solve the mystery. In the meantime, all the original Robert Stack Unsolved Mysteries episodes are available now on Amazon Prime for VOD streaming.