See What's Next posted the news on Twitter, announcing that the new show would offer "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."
“Unsolved Mysteries” is coming back to haunt a new generation! The original creators have teamed up with the producers of #StrangerThings 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. pic.twitter.com/9DkcynjlhV— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) January 18, 2019
Unsolved Mysteries was a documentary-style program that examined unexplained phenomenon and unsolved crimes. In addition to focusing on unsolved crimes, the series featured a whole slew of episodes about ghosts and aliens. The show featured reenactments of events, with such actors as Matthew McConaughey, Cheryl Hines, Daniel Dae Kim, Brent Spiner, David Ramsey and Taran Killam appearing.
The original, and best remembered run of the show was on NBC and consisted of nearly 300 episodes from 1987-1997. The show then moved over to CBS, where it lived for two years, but produced only 12 new episodes. From there the show would have two more runs: first on Lifetime, where episodes were a mix of new and old cases; and then on Spike TV, which just repackaged classic cases. The new incarnation will be the fifth version of the show.
One big question still remains: who will host the show? Unfortunately, long-time host Robert Stack passed away in 2003. In the show's second year on CBS, Stack had a co-host in Virginia Madsen for six episodes. Denis Farina also hosted the show, but he has since passed on. One person that could return is award-winning broadcast journalist turned documentary filmmaker Keely Shaye Brosnan, who appeared as a correspondent in 40 episodes of the show's original run.
There is currently no release date set for the revival of Unsolved Mysteries.