Netflix unveils Unsolved Mysteries reboot trailer & key art
A couple of weeks ahead of its debut on the streaming platform, Netflix has unveiled the first trailer and key art for the upcoming revival of the iconic true crime documentary series Unsolved Mysteries, which is set to premiere on July 1. The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
The episode titles and descriptions are as follows:
“Mystery on the Rooftop” – Directed by Marcus A. Clarke, “The body of newlywed Rey Rivera was found in an abandoned conference room at Baltimore’s historic Belvedere Hotel in May 2006, eight days after he mysteriously disappeared. While the Baltimore Police maintained that the 32-year-old committed suicide by jumping from the hotel’s roof, the medical examiner declared Rey’s death “unexplained.” Many, including his devastated wife, Allison, suspect foul play.”
“13 Minutes” – Directed by Jimmy Goldblum, “Patrice Endres, 38, mysteriously vanished from her Cumming, Georgia, hair salon in broad daylight, during a 13-minute timeframe, leaving behind her teenage son, Pistol. Patrice’s disappearance intensified the existing tensions between Pistol and his stepfather as they dealt with the loss and searched for answers.”
“House of Terror” – Directed by Clay Jeter, “In April 2011, French police discovered the wife and four children of Count Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès buried under the back porch of their home in Nantes. Xavier, the family patriarch, was not among the dead and nowhere to be found. Investigators gradually pieced together clues and a timeline that pointed to Xavier as a devious, pre-meditate killer. For instance, they now know that shortly before the crimes occurred, Xavier inherited a gun that was the same model as the murder weapon.”
“No Ride Home” – Directed by Marcus A. Clarke, “Alonzo Brooks, 23, never returned home from a party he attended with friends in the predominantly white town of La Cygne, Kansas. A month later, a search party led by his family locates Alonzo’s body — in an area that law enforcement had already canvassed multiple times.”
“Berkshire’s UFO” – Directed by Marcus A. Clarke, “On September 1, 1969, many residents in Berkshire County, Massachusetts were traumatized by a sighting of a UFO. Eyewitnesses — many just children at the time — have spent their lives trying to convince the world that what they saw was real.”
“Missing Witness” – Directed by Clay Jeter, “At age 17, a guilt-ridden Lena Chapin confessed to helping her mother dispose of her murdered stepfather’s body four years prior. In 2012, Lena was issued a subpoena to testify against her mother in court, but the authorities were never able to deliver the summons — because Lena had disappeared, leaving behind a young son.”
Executive produced by Shawn Levy through his 21 Laps Entertainment Company, Unsolved Mysteries reboot is a 12-part series will use reenactments in a documentary format to profile real-life mysteries and unsolved crimes, lost love, cases involving missing persons and unexplained paranormal events. Each episode will focus on one mystery.
The original creators of the show — John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer of Cosgrove-Meurer Productions — have teamed up with Levy for a modern take on the series that will once again look to viewers to help aid investigators in closing the book on long outstanding cases.
Meurer will showrun the revived series. Cosgrove, Levy, and Josh Barry will serve as executive producers, with Robert Wise co-executive producing and showrunning alongside Meurer.
Unsolved Mysteries originally ran on NBC between 1987 and 1997. After it was canceled, the series ran on CBS for two years, followed by a few new episodes in 2001-2002 on Lifetime. Spike then picked it up between 2008-2010, hosted by Dennis Farina.
In the original series, actors played the victims, criminals, and witnesses but family members and police were regularly interviewed. Robert Stack originally hosted Unsolved Mysteries, which ran for over 500 episodes between 1987 and 2010, before his death in 2003.