‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Returns to Netflix in a New Reboot on 7/1 — With the Same Ominous, Haunting Theme Music



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On July 1, Netflix will premiere its new reboot of Unsolved Mysteries, the long-running documentary series that aired for 14 seasons between 1987 and 2010 in a few different iterations and with a variety of hosts.

Despite the various versions of the program, most think of the 1987-2002 era hosted by Robert Stack and its incredibly eerie and rather creepy theme music. Paired with Stack’s stern delivery, usually concerning whatever unexplained weirdness the episode would cover, the theme music (Michael Boyd and Gary Remal Malkin) added to the moody atmospherics of the show.

Thankfully for fans of the original series, the new Netflix reboot features that hauntingly familiar theme music in addition to episodes focusing on unexplained phenomena, disappearances and the like. You can hear the iconic music in the background of the show’s new trailer, which premiered on Tuesday:

The reboot comes to us from Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy and the original creators of Unsolved Mysteries. The 12-part reboot will feature individual episodes focusing on a single mystery, and will not feature a host — a significant change from the original show.

Earlier versions of Unsolved Mysteries featured considerable attention to making the audience an interactive participant, with a tip line for people to call or write in should they have any pertinent information about the mystery at hand. Similarly, as the A.V. Club mentioned, the reboot also has an interactive component as well:

“Unsolved Mysteries will now be more interactive than ever,” reads a statement from producers Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove. “Members can press pause to study a photo or document. They can rewind and revisit case details at any time—options that weren’t available to our early followers.

“When an episode concludes, anyone with relevant information is directed to unsolved.com and, if applicable, a law enforcement agency,” the statement continues. “We’ve staffed up to ensure that leads are quickly passed to the appropriate parties.”

The first six episodes of the Netflix reboot will premiere on July 1, with the second half coming at some point later on.


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