Netflix Orders A New Horror Show Based On Podcast

Netflix has acquired a new horror property with the announcement that it’ll be adapting Archive 81 into a TV show. Led by showrunner Rebecca Sonneshine, whose previous credits include The Boys and The Vampire Diaries, the new show is getting eight 1-hour episodes to start it off.

The show has signed its leads, Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World: Dominion, Uncorked) as Dan Turner and Dina Shihabi (Ya Bint, Altered Carbon) as Melody Pendras, two researchers looking into a dangerous cult across time.

“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,” the show synopsis reads. “As Dan is drawn into Melody’s story, he becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.”

With James Wan’s Atomic Monster signed on to produce, the show is planning to center a “dark, deeply emotional romance” while exploring the supernatural horror genre in a different way.

The Archive 81 podcast is currently in its third season, and its creators Marc Sollinger and Daniel Powell will serve as executive producers on the Netflix show.

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