Inspired by the found footage podcast of the same name, supernatural horror series Archive 81 is set to premiere on Netflix on January 14th—and these first-look images certainly seem eerie.
In Archive 81: “When archivist Dan Turner takes a mysterious job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994, he finds himself reconstructing the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras and her investigation into a dangerous cult. As Dan is drawn into Melody’s story, he becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.”
Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Boys) is showrunning and executive producing the series, which stars Mamoudou Athie (Underwater), Dina Shihabi (Altered Carbon), Martin Donovan (Come to Daddy), Matt McGorry (Orange Is the New Black), Julia Chan (Katy Keene), Evan Jonigkeit (The Night House), and Ariana Neal (Hidden Figures). Other executive producers on Archive 81 include Atomic Monster’s James Wan and Michael Clear, Antoine Douaihy, Paul Harris Boardman, and Rebecca Thomas (Stranger Things), the latter of whom is directing half of the debut season. Marc Sollinger and Daniel Powell, who created the podcast, are co-producing.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)