Bring back 'Disappeared'
To Investigation Discovery,
This petition is to express our desire for Investigation Discovery to produce new episodes of the series 'Disappeared', in its original format. As of April 2015, it has been two years since a new episode, in the original format, was broadcast for the first time.
Disappeared was a show was like no other, with a clean, effective narrative style. Christopher Walker's excellent narration was strong, clear, and with the appropriate touch of foreboding relevant to a crime series.
While we appreciate the Disappeared 'specials', they are simply not the same as the original show. Simply put, why fix something that is not broken? While we appreciate that these specials provides a 'real time' perspective, it simply does not make for such engaging television. The beauty of Disappeared was that it told the story from beginning to the point when the leads ran out - even if that was years later. Relying on recent disappearances does not allow for such a long term look at a case.
We have heard reports of a new season of Disappeared being produced in a similar 'real time' approach to that of the specials. Again, this is simply not the Disappeared we came to know and love.
Furthermore, covering some older cases - or 'cold cases' - generates new awareness of disappearances no longer focused on by the media. Disappeared therefore was an invaluable form of exposure. We have no doubt many families have appreciated the new interest and awareness the show has generated in the case of a missing loved one.
Disappeared was in a different league in terms of it's quality of storytelling in the crime genre. The lack of new episodes is a disappointment felt across the wider community of true crime viewers.
Please do not let Disappeared disappear forever.