Netflix Horror Series ‘Archive 81’: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix Horror Series ‘Archive 81’: Everything We Know So Far

An upcoming time-bending horror series based on the podcast of the same name is coming to Netflix.

Netflix is starting 2022 with some chilling tale of horror. A horror series titled 'Archive 81' is coming to the platform, starring Mamadou Athie and Dina Shibabi, loosely based on a podcast series of the same name.  

'The Boys' producer Rebecca will serve as showrunner, while the acclaimed creator of 'The Conjuring' universe, James Wan, will serve as executive producer, with his production company Atomic Monster Productions.

Netflix's 'Stranger Things' director Rebecca Thomas will direct the first four episodes, including the pilot. She also serves as executive producer. 

'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' co-screenwriter  Paul Harris Boardman developed the original script for 'Archive 81' and will also executive produce. Marc Sollinger and Daniel Powell, the original podcast creators, will also serve as producers of the new series.

Netflix has finally given a release date for 'Archive 81,' and we've seen some incredible first-look photos. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming show.

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What Is The Plot Of 'Archive 81'?

'Archive 81' is loosely inspired by a horror podcast of the same name. The story revolves around Dan Turner, an archivist, who takes a job restoring damaged videotapes from 1994. He finds himself repairing the work of a documentary filmmaker, Melody Pendras, investigating a dangerous cult at the Visser apartment building. Dan gets drawn into Melody's work and becomes obsessed with uncovering what happened to her. He gets convinced that he can save her from the horrible ending she met 25 years ago. 

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When Will' Archive 81' Release?

'Archive 81' will premiere on Netflix on January 14th, 2022. 

Filming for the horror series started in November 2020 in Pittsburgh, US. Other filming locations included the sound stage at Marshall Township, North Side Pittsburgh, the city's downtown area, as well as Allegheny County. Filming reportedly wrapped on March 2021.

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Who Is Cast In 'Archive 81'?

The Get Down actor Mamadou Athie, and Altered Carbon star Dina Shibabi serve as the lead cast of the series. Athie plays Dan Turner, the archivist who comes across a collection of mysterious videotapes. Shibabi plays Melody Pendras, the documentary filmmaker.

Joining the two are Martin Donovan (Big Little Lies) as Virgil, Julia Chan (Katy Keene) as Mark, Evan Jonigkeit (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Anabelle, Matt McGorry (How To Get Away With Murder) as Samuel, and Ariana Neal (Hidden Figures) as Jess.

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Is There An Official Trailer For 'Archive 81'?

Not yet, but we are pretty sure it will arrive very soon. The release date is already fast approaching, so the official trailer should be here in the next few weeks or days. We will update this space once the trailer drops.

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