Onesumore: Netflix’s ‘Archive 81’ Horror Series: What We Know So Far

Archives 81 is an upcoming horror series in development at Netflix that is loosely based on the podcast of the same name. Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Boys, The Vampire Diaries) will serve as showrunner, while James Wan (Aquaman, Conspiracy) will be an executive producer on the project with his production company Atomic Monster Productions.

Netflix Strange things Director Rebecca Thomas is hired to direct four episodes, including the pilot, and will also serve as executive producer. She has also signed on to direct Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation. The little Mermaid. Paul Harris Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) developed the original screenplay and will executive produce it. The creators of the original podcast Marc Sollinger and Daniel Powell will also be the producers of the new series. Showrunner Rebecca Sonnenshine offered her commentary on Archives 81:

“With Archives 81, we’re hoping to give the supernatural horror genre a new twist – while keeping a dark, deeply emotional romance as a core. I am delighted to take Netflix viewers on a terrifying and visually exciting adventure. “

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From left to right: showrunner Rebecca Sonnenshine, executive producer James Wan and director Rebecca Thomas


What is the plot of Archives 81?

As mentioned above, the series is said to be very loosely based on the horror podcast series of the same name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plot of Archives 81 focuses on Dan Turner, an archivist who undertakes a mysterious job of restoring a damaged 1994 videotape collection and finds himself reconstructing the work of documentary director Melody Pendras and her investigation of a dangerous cult. As Dan is drawn into Melody’s story, he becomes convinced that he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.


Who is thrown Archives 81?

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Mamoudou Athie, Dina Shibabi, Martin Donovan, Matt McGorry, Julia Chan, Evan Jonigkeit and Ariana Neal

Both series are in the lead for Netflix Archives 81 are Mamadou Athie (The Get Down, Uncorked) and Dina Shibabi (Modified carbon). Athie will play Dan Turner, the aforementioned archivist. Shibabi will play Melody Pendras. Supporting characters for the series have also been announced: Martin Donovan (Big little lies), Matt McGorry (How to escape murder), Julia Chan (Katy keene), Evan Jonigkeit (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Ariana Neal (Hidden figures) will play Virgil, Mark, Anabelle, Samuel and Jess.


How many episodes Archives 81 have?

Netflix Archives 81 will have 8 one hour episodes. The original podcast the series is based on has three seasons so far, so if the adaptation is successful we should expect a renewal for more seasons and episodes.


What is the state of production on Archives 81?

Current state of production: Shooting (Last update: 02/20/2021)

Filming for Netflix’s Archive 81 began in November 2020 in Pittsburgh, United States. The locations included the Marshall Township soundstage, the north side of Pittsburgh and downtown city as well as Alleghenny County. Currently, filming is scheduled for March 2021.

Here are some pictures of the Archives 81 have been filming in Pittsburgh in recent months:


When Archives 81 be released on Netflix?

No release date has been announced for Archives 81, but it would be safe to assume that all eight episodes will be removed from Netflix sometime in 2021 or maybe even 2022.


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