Inspired by the podcast of the same name, Archive 81 is a new mystery thriller for Netflix. It's sure to inspire quick binging and Reddit sleuthing.
Mamoudou Athie plays Dan, who takes a job restoring a series of damaged videotapes. They contain footage shot in 1994 by Melody (Dina Shihabi) before her disappearance. But working late hours in a secluded location takes a toll on Dan, who starts seeing violent visions as his safety and sanity unravel. The show hails from Rebecca Sonnenshine, who previously worked on The Vampire Diaries and The Boys. The production is filled with horror veterans, including James Wan and Michael Clear (Malignant) as executive producers. Rebecca Thomas (Stranger Things) helmed four episodes, Haifaa Al Mansour (The Society, Motherland: Fort Salem) and Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (The Endless) split directing duties.
Archive 81 premieres exclusively on Netflix on January 14.