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Archive 81 trailer: James Wan series comes to Netflix next week

Jan 5, 2022

The James Wan-produced series  Archive 81  will be available to watch on the Netflix streaming service as of January 14th, and a week out from the show’s release a trailer has finally arrived online to give us an idea of what we’re going to be in for with this one. Watch it in the embed above!

Said to be “very loosely” inspired by a supernatural horror podcast of the same name, Archive 81 tells the following story: 

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.

The series stars Mamoudou Athie (Underwater), Dina Shihabi (Jack Ryan), Martin Donovan (Ghost Whisperer), Matt McGorry (Orange Is the New Black), Julia Chan (Silent House), Evan Jonigkeit (Bone Tomahawk), Gameela Wright (John Wick), Martin Sola (Knights in Newark), and Ariana Neal (Hidden Figures).

Stranger Things director Rebecca Thomas directed half of the episodes that make up the first season of Archive 81. Rebecca Sonnenshine of The Boys and The Vampire Diaries serves as showrunner. Paul Harris Boardman, who has worked with Scott Derrickson on multiple projects, is executive producing the show alongside Thomas, Sonnenshine, Wan, Michael Clear, and Antoine Douaihy. Rob Hackett is a co-executive producer, and the podcast’s creators Marc Sollinger and Daniel Powell are co-producing.

I might not rush to check it out, but I will definitely be watching Archive 81 at some point, mainly just because James Wan has put his name on it. Will you be watching the show? Let us know what you thought of the trailer by leaving a comment below.

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