With the original episodes now available for streaming on both Amazon and Hulu, ’90s series “Unsolved Mysteries” is currently experiencing something of a renaissance. Granted, the Robert Stack-hosted series never truly left our minds, or our nightmares, but a whole new generation now has access to, as I call it, “the original nightmare fuel.”
We reported earlier this year that creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer were interested in reviving the series, noting during a Reddit AMA that they had been reaching out to networks in the hopes that it’d be picked up and brought back to life. Today brings an update on the potential revival, via Decider.
“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,” Cosgrove said in a statement to the site. “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.”
“Unsolved Mysteries,” which premiered in 1987, used re-enactments and interviews to retell the circumstances of, well, mysteries that were (at the time) unsolved. The series covered crimes, tales of lost love, unexplained history and paranormal events.
The series was revived by Spike in 2008, hosted by Dennis Farina.