Following the launch of season 1 of Netflix’s revival of Unsolved Mysteries, talks are already in place for a second installment of the show. Here’s everything we know.
An American documentary crime show, Unsolved Mysteries has been a favourite with the audience for decades and has aged like fine wine. How do we know this? From the moment Netflix launched season 1 of its version of Unsolved Mysteries, it has become one of the most-watched shows on the OTT platform. The creators of the revival have crafted it while maintaining a delicate balance between its old legacy and new techniques. Season 1 of Unsolved Mysteries has been received well as fans are already pushing and rooting for a season 2.
- Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries is reaching new heights
- What will season 2 bring?
- When is season 2 coming?
Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries is reaching new heights
Unsolved Mysteries was launched on Netflix on July 1 as a revival of the classic American show of the same name that went on for decades. Netflix’s revival immediately gathered fame with the spooky premise, much like its inspiration.
The first few episodes of the show investigated into spine-chilling mysteries like Rey Rivera’s Death and the disappearance of France’s most wanted, Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes.
The original Unsolved Mysteries had continued for decades from 1987 to 2002 while shifting multiple networks in between. Unsurprisingly, Netflix’s revival of the original received as much appreciation as the latter. The show follows a similar documentary pattern where it re-enacts real-life mysterious occurrences that include unsolved crimes, missing person cases, and unexplained paranormal phenomena. One feature that differed from the original show was that the Netflix revival did not employ a host to present the show to the audience. This came as a bit of a shock to the people who are already familiar with the original one.
While season 1 definitely made it to the top, we are wondering about what the creators are planning for season 2 of Unsolved Mysteries.
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What will season 2 bring?
It is safe to say that Unsolved Mysteries is here to stay and we can definitely expect a season 2 any moment now. Terry-Dunn Meurer, who was the executive producer for the original Unsolved Mysteries is also one of the co-creators spearheading the Netflix revival. Meurer has provided some insights regarding what can be expected from the second season of the show. He told New York Post, “We have a team of researchers who target different countries. In the second six episodes premiering later this year, there are two episodes shot internationally. Right now, we’re tracking cases in Brazil. Our producers work with people on the ground, who handle language issues. We delivered the show to Netflix three months in advance due to the [dubbing] in so many languages, since this will go out to hundreds of countries.” Meurer also commented on the global impact of Netflix and the importance of such a platform to the show. He said, “There are so many mysteries that remain unsolved. We had meetings with networks along the way but nothing felt like the right fit. Netflix is the perfect place — we can produce international stories and can also reach out to a worldwide audience to try and solve mysteries in different countries.”
The original show had eminent hosts like Robert Stack who rendered a different experience to the show. Season 1 of Unsolved Mysteries had no host and season 2 will, perhaps, continue without one as well. Meurer confirmed this in his statement, “We talked about that for a long time, even about using an unseen narrator, but we decided it was really tough to fill Robert Stack’s shoes. He was an iconic host for so many years. The other part of the equation was that we wanted this to be in the documentary world, where the people whose mysteries these episodes involve are more present and are the storytellers. In addition to interviewing family members and law enforcement, we go on location to get more of a sense of each case. We don’t try to come down on one point of view and try to create as balanced a story as we can.”
When is season 2 coming?
Netflix has not yet announced a season 2 for Unsolved Mysteries but Meurer has confirmed about “the second six episodes premiering later this year.”
Unsolved Mysteries will be back for season 2 on Netflix before you know it.
Until then, you can catch the first season on Netflix and the original version on Prime.
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