First broadcast between 1977 and 1982, In Search Of… was the hit documentary series that investigated the controversial and paranormal to get to the root of some of the world’s greatest mysteries. It tackled some contentious stories such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and all kinds of UFO sightings, connections and experiences.
It was briefly revived in 2002 on Syfy, but only aired eight episodes before it was taken off the air again, compared to the 144 episodes (plus four specials) that ran for the original series.
In Search Of… was initially intended to be hosted by Rod Serling, who had narrated the three one-hour-long documentaries that foreshadowed the series. When he sadly passed away before the show began production, Leonard Nimoy took over as host instead.
This makes it somewhat fitting that a new reboot has recently been announced for the History Channel with Zachary Quinto lined up as both executive producer and host.
In the same vein as the original series, the reboot will explore humanity’s most hotly debated phenomena with dedication, sifting through the facts with a fine-toothed comb.
Although little information has been released so far about what topics the series will tackle, it has been confirmed that the History Channel has ordered an initial run of ten episodes.
Quinto has commented on his excitement at being involved in the project, noting how the show will have evolved since the original series, due to “all of the advancements in science and technology from which we have benefitted in the past forty years”.
“In the spirit of my late dear friend Leonard Nimoy, we intend to honor and perpetuate his endless curiosity about the world – and universe – in which we live. Our director Eddie Schmidt and our partners at Propagate, Universal Television Alternative Studio and FremantleMedia International have ignited the process with enthusiasm and intelligence, and History is the perfect home for this unique and compelling series.”