From UFOs, ghosts, to true unresolved crimes, Netflix revived the mystery documentary television show, created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, Unsolved Mysteries. The reboot premiered on July 1, 2020.
Since its release, the series received a great acceptance in multiple countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
In August, Netflix confirmed via Twitter a ‘Volume 2’, featuring six more episodes which are part of Season 1 in a small font near the center of the image, marking October 19 as the official release date.
After the show’s creators expressed interest in reviving the series, Meurer mentioned that releasing the show on Netflix was the best decision due to the global audience that the platform comes along with.
“We had meetings with networks along the way but nothing felt like the right fit,” he said said in an interview with the New York Post. “Netflix is the perfect place—we can produce international stories and can also reach out to a worldwide audience to try and solve mysteries in different countries.”
The show used to have a narrator/host for every story. This time, it was decided to not have one for the reboot and instead opting to go with a more traditional documentary format. This was mainly due to Robert Stack, the host most attributed with the original series. “We decided it was really tough to fill Robert Stack’s shoes,” Meurer told the Post. “He was an iconic host for so many years.”
Another reason for this decision was that they were looking for the people involved in these episodes to be more present. “We wanted this be in the documentary world, where the people whose mysteries these episodes involve are more present and more of the storytellers,” he said. “In addition to interviewing family members and law enforcement, we go on location to get more of a sense of each case. We don’t try to come down on one point of view and try to create as balanced a story as we can.”
While a second season hasn’t been confirmed, the show was around the top 10 list around the world and stayed in #1 for many weeks so we can definitely expect a new season coming into the streaming platform sometime in the future . As for now, we can enjoy six intriguing new episodes coming in October 19.
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