“BuzzFeed Unsolved,” the long-running online documentary series starring Shane Madej and Ryan Bergara, is coming to an end after five years.
The eighth and final season of “BuzzFeed Unsolved: True Crime” will premiere Friday, June 18, at 3 p.m. PT on the show’s YouTube channel. That will be followed by the fall 2021 release of the seventh and final season of “BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural.”
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In “True Crime,” creators, producers and co-hosts Bergara and Madej will present six new episodes diving into different cases including the deaths of Princess Diana and George Reeves, who played Superman on TV in the 1950s. After each episode, Ryan and Shane will co-host the “BuzzFeed Unsolved Q+A Postmortem” recapping that week’s segment, discussing fan theories and answering viewer questions.
In 2019, Bergara and Madej quit BuzzFeed as full-time employees and together with ex-BuzzFeeder Steve Lim formed their own entertainment studio/network Watcher Entertainment.
“BuzzFeed has always worked hard to foster an environment where BuzzFeed creators can experiment and grow their careers — and we will support our creators who wish to explore new avenues independently,” a rep said in a statement. “Ryan and Shane will always be welcome in our content and a part of the BuzzFeed network as they take time to focus on their YouTube channel Watcher.”
Since it debuted in 2016, “BuzzFeed Unsolved” has accumulated more than 1.3 billion views for the show exploring popular crimes and mysteries (and more than 16.6 billion minutes of total watch-time). Beyond the final seasons of “BuzzFeed Unsolved,” the BuzzFeed Unsolved Network will continue to be “the go-to YouTube channel for all things horror, mystery and paranormal content,” according to the company.
“We were truly fortunate to have the opportunity from BuzzFeed to make this show,” Bergara said in a statement. “I can’t even begin to describe the appreciation I have for all the support we’ve received from this fanbase that has allowed us to pursue this dream and our passions.”
Madej added: “None of this would have been possible without the passion of Shaniacs and Boogaras. This will be one thrilling final year for the fans as we dive into our favorite, most-requested crimes and mysteries.”
Pictured above: Shane Madej (left) and Ryan Bergara celebrating the 100th episode of “BuzzFeed Unsolved” last year
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