FilmRise and Cosgrove/Meurer partner on commemorative special about “Unsolved Mysteries”

FilmRise and Cosgrove/Meurer partner on commemorative special about “Unsolved Mysteries”
FilmRise, the New York-based studio and streaming network, and Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, the producers behind the Unsolved Mysteries franchise, have partnered up to co-produce and distribute a commemorative special paying tribute to the popular TV series.

Timed to coincide with the anniversary of the very first episode of the series, Unsolved Mysteries: Behind the Legacy will go behind the scenes and reveal the evolution of this landmark series.

The one-hour tribute to the original series, which contributed to shape the next generation of true crime TV, sits down with co-creators Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove, along with producers, directors and crew of the show, divulging behind-the-scenes stories and covering all aspects of the show from research, to filming, and to solving mysteries.

The show spent nine seasons on NBC before moving to CBS for two more seasons. Robert Stack’s performance as host left audiences with chills as a result of his haunting voice and commanding presence. It was the very first program that enabled audiences to play a role in helping the investigation by submitting a story or sending in a tip, which was a novel strategy at the time.

Max Einhorn, FilmRise EVP of acquisitions and co-productions, said: “In the early days of FilmRise, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ was one of the very first programs we distributed. The industry was in the embryonic stages of AVOD and FAST, and the series gained fresh momentum and widespread success via this new medium of home entertainment. We feel ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ is embedded into the DNA of FilmRise, and credit it as one of the reasons for the company’s rapid success. We are honored to be a driving force in the creation of this tribute special.”

“We are so grateful for FilmRise’s unwavering support of ‘Unsolved Mysteries,'” said Terry Dunn Meurer of Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, “Their dedication to providing a global platform for the series has allowed our loyal fans as well as a new generation of viewers the ability to enjoy the show and help solve a mystery. Our mission has always been to involve the audience in the series, and through ‘Unsolved Mysteries: Behind the Legacy’, FilmRise has given CMP the unique opportunity to share with our fans a behind the scenes look at how they helped make the series a success.”

FilmRise has the worldwide international distribution rights to the special.