First trailer for the Chilling Netflix Supernatural Thriller series ‘Archive 81’
by Alex Billington
January 5, 2022
“There’s something … in this place.” Netflix has unveiled an official trailer for a spooky supernatural thriller series titled Archive 81, produced by James Wan and showrun by Rebecca Sonnenshine. The mysterious horror series is about an archivist who is hired to restore a collection of tapes, which finds a way to reconstruct a filmmaker’s work and her investigation of a dangerous cult. Sonnenshine explains his inspiration for the premise: “I’m obsessed with mystery box shows, the kind that lead us down a rabbit hole into a strange, dark world. Archive 81 is a character-driven, deeply emotional story about the nature of art, faith and the search for identity – all wrapped in a frayed carpet of existential fear. The show also gave this film nerd the chance to uncover all sorts of forgotten media formats as found footage, resulting in a unique, visually structured story that is both beautiful and frightening. ” Mamoudou Athie as an archivist, with a cast incl Dina Shihabi, Martin Donovan, Matt McGorry, Julia Chan, Evan Jonigkeit, and Ariana Neal. Oh hell it looks very good. And a nice MoMI cameo in the beginning. I have to see this.
Here is the first official trailer (+ poster) for the Netflix series Archive 81, directly from YouTube:
Follows archivist Dan Turner (Mamoudou Athie), who takes a job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994. By reconstructing the work of a documentary filmmaker (Dina Shihabi), he is drawn into her investigation of a dangerous cult in the Visser apartment building. As the season unfolds across these two timelines, Dan slowly becomes obsessed with revealing what happened to Melody. As the two characters form a mysterious connection, Dan becomes convinced that he can save her from the scary end she met 25 years ago. Archive 81 contains episodes directed by filmmakers Rebecca Thomas (101-102, 107-108), Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (103-104), Haifa Al Mansour (105-106). With an original story loosely inspired by the popular podcast of the same name, Archive 81 is a supernatural thriller series leader produced by showrunner Rebecca Sonnenshine (Boys, The Vampire Diaries), James Wan & Michael Clear of Atomic Monster (The art of magic Universe film franchise, Malignant), Rebecca Thomas (Stranger Things, Limetown), Antoine Douaihy (Panic, the good cop) and Paul Harris Boardman (free us from the evil). Written by Rebecca Sonnenshine (101 -102, 107), Paul Harris Boardman (101), Michael Narducci (103, 108), Evan Bleiweiss (104, 108), Bobak Esfarjani (105), Helen Leigh (106). Netflix will debut Archive 81 streaming on Netflix starts January 14, 2022 coming to winter. fascinated?