In January 2019, it was announced there would be an initial 12 episode reboot of the iconic Unsolved Mysteries television show that focused on cold cases and the paranormal. The first six episodes have now been confirmed and will be available to stream on Netflix from July 1. Unlike previous versions of the series which aired on NBC (1987–97), CBS (1997–99), Lifetime (2001–02), and Spike TV (2008–10) each episode will no longer feature multiples stories, but instead, focus solely on one, and you can read the details of the first six episodes below.
Mystery on the Rooftop – 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 – 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 – 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, premeditated 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 – 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 -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 – 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.
It’s also been confirmed that the reboot will have no host, or narrater, which seems weird, but perhaps it is for the best as nobody can replace the eerily voiced Robert Stack, who hosted the series during its prime years between 1987 and 2002.