‘Stranger Things’ boss to reboot classic true crime show for Netflix

Shawn Levy will be behind a new series of 'Unsolved Mysteries'

Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy will reboot the classic true crime series Unsolved Mysteries for Netflix, it has been announced.

The programme, which originally aired between 1987 and 2010, used re-enactments and interviews to tell the stories of mysterious crimes, paranormal events, and more. Viewers were also encouraged to call a hotline with information that might help solve the puzzling tales.

Announcing the show’s return, Netflix said: “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.”

Levy will produce the new series for Netflix with a focus on unexplained crimes, missing people, and paranormal activities. The new run will come in 12 instalments and will follow the original series’ documentary format. However, where the old episodes featured more than one case, the new episodes will concentrate on one mystery at a time.

There is currently no confirmed release date or trailer at present.

Levy first collaborated with Netflix on Stranger Things, which is set to return for a third season this summer. The executive producer has already confirmed the show will run for four seasons, with the possibility of a fifth and final run.

Season three will premiere on July 4. A poster was revealed recently which features Eleven and Mike holding hands while Will looks back at the camera. The ground is covered in dead rats, leading fans to speculate that the new episodes could see demo-rats entering the town of Hawkins, Indiana.