UNSOLVED Mysteries boss has revealed she has 'hundreds of cases' lined up for season three – and her formula for choosing just six.

The Netflix reboot of the classic series first aired earlier in July this year with the first season consisting of six episodes.

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A further six episodes were released for season two last month, and co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer is already considering a third run.

Speaking to Bustle, Terry revealed how she and her team select the cases they want to focus on, considering the wide range of mysteries out there.

She said: We have a database of cases that we've selected [with] hundreds of cases. And I can say that we want to provide the same [kinds of] mysteries that we did in the first and second volume.

"So, you know, a variety of paranormal and murder and unexplained death cases. [We] try to feature cases that we feel are solvable.

"So that's always the goal: to solve the cases and present solvable cases for viewers to jump into."

Terry also opened up about the show's selection process in a recent interview with Esquire.

She said: "We have many, many stories that are submitted and it's very hard to choose.

"We look for diversity of categories, we knew we wanted to do some international stories, we look for urban versus rural, the makeup of the actual interviewees, the age of a case, the age of the story, the racial profile, ethnicity, cultural…we try and create a complete diverse mix of stories as best we can."

One of the most important factors is "solvability", with Terry adding: "We look for cases that we feel or that the authorities feel would really benefit from exposure to generate some tips, to cases that have gone cold that they just think there's something out there, like the Rey Rivera case, or in Volume 2, the Death in Oslo.

"The woman that died in the Plaza Hotel, they just feel like if they can get her face out there and that composite that they presented that somebody is gonna identify her.

"Or the case of the missing kids, if we can just get people to see and study those faces and say, do I know somebody who looks like that or who has that birthmark or that scar? So we look for solvability. For sure."

Unsolved Mysteries is available on Netflix.

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