“It just doesn’t make sense” is the key message in Netflix’s newest documentary series, Unsolved Mysteries.
The chilling TV show, which originally aired between 1987 and 1999, is being released in July and not a moment too soon.
The new series will feature 12 creepy, disturbing and downright frightening episodes with the first six airing on July 1.
While the new trailer doesn’t offer up the exact cases the series will examine, it does give us a morsel of what we’re in for and unlike the original series where there were multiple story arcs in each episode, we’ll get to pick apart only one case per ep.
According to a statement from Netflix, “The 12 new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable — from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter.”
The first episode will feature the apparent murder of American man Rey Rivera.
In 2006, Baltimore police concluded that Rivera took his own life by throwing himself off a hotel building, however, his widow Allison is not so sure.
“He ran out of the house like he was late for something,” she says. “Who sits there and says, ‘You know what? It’s 6.30. Time to go jump off a big roof’? I think he turned over some rock and he shouldn’t have turned it over.” Goosebump inducing stuff.
A medical examiner and homicide detective will also weigh in on his death, who like Allison, find it all very suspicious and point it towards a suspect financial-advice outfit.
We’re hoping that we get updates on the cases at the end of each story, just like the original did, and there’s even the opportunity to share any information about the case with investigators at unsolved.com.
If you’re not already hooked, the creators of the original show are at the helm, alongside the producers of Stranger Things. We’re in.
So, here’s to 1980’s-esque reenactments, tense interviews and feeling very, very freaked out.
Netflix will release the first six episodes of Unsolved Mysteries on July 1.