There is nothing better to up the tempo of January’s cold weather than a great horror story. Archive 81 on Netflix will serve us with just that, as the series will be here soon!
The Netflix Original has found itself in the able hands of Rebecca Sonnenshine, who will be the showrunner for the project. Meanwhile, James Wan (and his company, Atomic Monster Productions) will be the executive producer of the show. Seeing the track record of both these individuals is an assurance that Archive 81 on Netflix is going to be an amazing show.
Archive 81 on Netflix- Plot
The producers have based the Netflix show on a podcast of the same name. This means that you can actually listen to the podcast and get a head-start for a better understanding of the series.
As per Hollywood Reporter, the show follows an archivist named Dan Turner, who will take up the job to restore a collection of videotapes belonging to the early years of the ’90s. While he is doing that, he reconstructs the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras.
At that time, Pendras was working on the investigation of a dangerous cult. After finding out everything about her, Turner sets out to save her from the terrifying end that awaits her 25 years later.
Showrunner Rebecca Sonneshine said, “With Archive 81, we’re hoping to give the supernatural horror genre a new twist — while keeping a dark, deeply emotional romance as its core. Alongside the talented Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi, and visionary partners Atomic Monster and [director/EP] Rebecca Thomas, I’m excited to take Netflix viewers on a terrifying and visually thrilling adventure”
Who all are going to be there in the show?
Mamadou Athie will play the role of Dan Turner and Dina Shibabi will bring life to the character of documentary filmmaker Pendras. Other supporting cast members include Martin Donovan, Matt McGorry, Julia Chan, Evan Jonigkeit, and Ariana Neal.
How many episodes will the series have?
The series will have 8 one hour episodes. The podcast, which is the inspiration for this show, has so far had 3 seasons. Hence, if everything goes all right, we may have more seasons of Archive 81.
Archive 81 release date
All the episodes of Archive 81 will be available on Netflix on January 14, 2022.
Archive 81 on Netflix trailer
Check out the brand new official trailer of Archive 81 here: