10 Real-Life Events Which Need To Become TV Shows

7. The Story of the Mary Celeste

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Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea. Longmans Education Ltd, Harlow (UK) 2007. Plate 2, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Discovered empty and adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in 1872, the Mary Celeste has inspired many documentaries, YouTube videos, and blog posts. However, audiences are yet to be treated to a TV series which examines the unknown fate of this mysterious vessel.

Most likely due to the various unknowns which haunt the fate of this brigantine, there appears to have been little interest in bringing this mystery to the small screen.

However, it is precisely these tantalising questions which would make a Mary Celeste-themed miniseries such addictive viewing. The series could start with what we do know, and chart the events which led to her crew and passengers boarding the vessel on that fateful day.

Perhaps, a show could examine all the hypotheticals (pirates? giant squid attack? a paranormal occurrence?), or settle on a likely theory and focus on the tragedy at hand: regardless of how it occurred, several passengers (including the Captain's young child) lost their lives onboard this doomed ship.


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