There's a special pull to the true crime genre. Who knows why, but we'll gobble up those stories of murder and horror, whether on TV or in podcast form. In fact, we're SO in love with true crime, that it's become the most popular podcast genre around. What's up with you freaks out there, falling asleep to tales of dismemberment?
If you've listened to all of My Favorite Murder, and you can't find a new show that will scratch your true crime itch, we've got great news for you: Unsolved Mysteries is getting a reboot. And we have reason to believe that it's going to be pretty dang quality.
Keep reading to get the inside scoop on your very favorite true crime show and what the newest iteration will look like. We're already priming Netflix to get watching.
Just the facts.
“Unsolved Mysteries” is coming back to haunt a new generation! The original creators have teamed up with the produc… https://t.co/aNQeb5xWWn— Netflix Queue (@Netflix Queue)1547837700.0
You remember 'Unsolved Mysteries.'If your memory has gotten a little bit faded let's refresh: this powerhouse of true crime ran from 1987 to 2010 (holy moly that's a run), and featured hosts including Robert Stack, Raymond Burr, Karl Malden, and Dennis Farina.
Keeping it OGBut the news that has us most excited is that the show is coming back with its original creators. Cue us throwing a flipping party.
But wait there's more!Oh yeah, Netflix wasn't about to give us substandard product. They brought in some new blood to make sure the show was tip top. You'll never believe who it is.
They got WHO?Yeah, that's right, it's Stranger Things mastermind, Shawn Levy. He's the Executive Producer of everyone's favorite Netflix show.
Here is the full scoop:"Each of the 12 episodes on order will dig into a single mystery, and with a “global" scope, they should have enough unsolved cases to make new installments until the world ends or Netflix runs out of money — whichever comes first." Our money is on the world ending.
We all want more deets.Who will host? When will it drop? TELL US NETFLIX.
The Internet has theories.Even if Netflix won't tell us Twitter immediately jumped on this train to share their excitement, their suggestions, and their pleas.
@seewhatsnext @EricBlake12 im an addict i watch it on prime constantly— Kris Jones (@Kris Jones)1547855364.0
@WFoxification @seewhatsnext @1Aufoxx https://t.co/o38CYelwWQ— Lauren (@Lauren)1547861720.0
It's scary but we love it.
@seewhatsnext Great, now I won't sleep as an adult also— Brian B (@Brian B)1547872481.0
Fear won't stop us.
@seewhatsnext There was some scary sh*t on this show! I still watched anyway. 😂 https://t.co/oBSE05qwMC— ❝Ｗｉｃｋｅｄ Ｌｉｔｔｌｅ Ｖｉｘｅ n❞ ♏ (@❝Ｗｉｃｋｅｄ Ｌｉｔｔｌｅ Ｖｉｘｅ n❞ ♏)1547872009.0
The show's creepy atmosphere doesn't come from thin air.Even as we were reliving the creepiness, tons of Twitter users were quick to point out the things they cared most about: music and host.
Focusing on what's important.
@seewhatsnext just promise me they'll use the original version of the theme.— richard house (@richard house)1547838174.0
80s kids know what I mean.If you grew up with the theme it still causes you night terrors. Which is why we want it back?
Who will host?But that's not where the internet came out in force. No, the real question that haunts the Twitter thread is who will be the new host?
Twitter thinks there's only one man for the role.There are dozens of comments clamoring for Rob Gavagan – wait, who?
Oh, that Rob Gavagan.
@seewhatsnext @netflix @netflix I would highly recommend you cast @TheRobDyke as the host for this series. He’s cre… https://t.co/rzKdxpLpcC— Matthew Santoro (@Matthew Santoro)1548013435.0
Maybe it's time to check this guy out.Look at all this amazing, creepy content. We're on board if Netflix decides to give him a try, but in the meantime, his channel can tide you over until the streaming channel drops a release date.
Not everyone agrees.There were certainly other suggestions out there, but everyone does agree on one thing: the host is a hugely important part of the show, and a vitally important choice.
There were some other strong opinions too.
@seewhatsnext A) yyeeessss!!!! B) PLEASE update us on the older episodes that have come to resolution in the years… https://t.co/0ldVg6M8T8— The Moom (@The Moom)1547849463.0
And some folks were less than enthused.Dang Hot Tub Crime Machine, tell us how you really feel (that's a sentence that I've always wanted to write).
But nothing can dampen our enthusiasm.
@seewhatsnext @netflix I have been waiting for this show to make a comeback but im still going to make sure I turn… https://t.co/eApcR6iedj— T400 (@T400)1547881323.0