Netflix Reveals Release Date For Six New Episodes Of 'Unsolved Mysteries'
Netflix's revival of Unsolved Mysteries has kept everyone talking this summer, bringing us a whole batch of crime (and alien) stories that still have no answer, and inviting us to help put the pieces together alongside the experts.
And it's almost like they know we binged the lot in one session, as it has just been announced that six more episodes of the show are coming this autumn. Yaaaas.
Dubbed 'Volume 2' the next half a dozen mysteries will also sit within the first series of the show, and they're set to chronicle "more unexplained disappearances, tragic events, and bizarre occurrences".
Taking to social media to announce the news, Netflix shared a poster of an eery forest with the caption: "Let's see how much of a sleuth Unsolved Mysteries Volume 1 made you..."
Viewers were then left to uncover a secret message within the picture.
Let's see how much of a sleuth @Unsolved Mysteries Volume 1 made you... pic.twitter.com/QJH2LCJCDD
- Netflix (@netflix) August 19, 2020
Upon closer inspection, in the centre left, above the bright white light, tiny letters read: "New Mysteries October 19".
The six-part true crime series is a reboot of the NBC and CBS show that ran for 12 years between 1987 and 1999.
Much like the first volume of season 1, the next instalment of the show - created by Terry Dunn Meurer - will cover a wide variety of topics, including unexplained deaths, a missing person case, and a ghost story.
We've previously seen cases like the unexplained death of Rey Rivera (could he really have fallen through that hole in the roof of the Belvedere Hotel in Batimore?) and the mysterious disappearance and murder of hairdresser Patrice Endres in Cummings, Georgia.
There's also the tragic case of Count Xavier Dupond de Ligonnes' wife and four children - who were found dead under the porch of their family home back in 2011.
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A manhunt ensued after he was believed to have murdered them, but he was never found.
The fourth episode in the series focuses on the case of Alonzo Brooks, who had been missing for one month when police found his body in an area they had already searched.
While detectives are still trying to piece together the night Alonzo went missing, witness reports suggest, as a man of Mexican and African-American parentage, he was at a party where he was one of the few people who wasn't white, and was the subject to racial slurs throughout the evening.
Following the release of the first six episodes, show creators saw a surge in tip-offs from viewers.
Meurer claims that the team received over 1500 tips, with around 50 flagged as possible leads and passed on to law enforcement agencies.
And he added to Variety that, of all the episodes of the show, Alonzo Brooks's 'No Ride Home' brought in the most phone calls.
He said: "Alonzo Brooks was probably [the case] we've received the most emails on. Lots of theories that we had already heard when we were producing the episodes, but there are some new names that have come in and that we forwarded onto the FBI.
"There were a lot of people there at that party, somebody witnessed what happened. We just hope that they'll come forward."
Investigators have since exhumed the body of Alonzo Brooks, 16 years on from his death.
U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a statement: "Likely multiple people know what happened that night in April 2004.
"It is past time for the truth to come out. The code of silence must be broken. Alonzo's family deserves to know the truth, and it is time for justice to be served."
If you haven't watched Unsolved Mysteries yet, we suggest you catch up ASAP before Volume 2 arrives.
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