Here’s everything you need to know about the digital roll-out.
We were super excited just last week to let you know that FilmRise had acquired worldwide distribution rights to chilling series “Unsolved Mysteries,“ which they promised would be hitting digital streaming platforms as early as this year. And indeed they just delivered on that promise, as “Unsolved Mysteries” can now be streamed over on Amazon, free for Prime members!
That’s the good news. The bad news, you ask? At least for the time being, what’s currently available for streaming isn’t the original “Unsolved Mysteries” series but rather the Dennis Farina-hosted run of the show that aired on Spike TV from 2008 to 2010. That incarnation of the show featured footage of past cases with new introductions, new music, and a new host in the form of Farina, and you can currently stream 66 episodes of that particular series through Amazon.
But even the bad news isn’t all that bad.
Those who were hoping FilmRise would be digitally presenting the original, Robert Stack-hosted run of “Unsolved Mysteries” will be happy to hear that yes, those episodes will be hitting Amazon and other streaming outlets in winter/spring 2017. Why the wait? Those original episodes are currently being revised with brand new updated information that has never before been seen.
They also plan on putting the remainder of the Farina episodes up in 2017.
So be patient. It’s all coming very very soon.
“Unsolved Mysteries” premiered as an NBC special in 1987. The series examined cold cases including bizarre crimes, missing persons’ reports, historical events and paranormal activity.