What is Archive 81 on Netflix about?

Archive 81. Dina Shihabi as Melody Pendras in episode 105 of Archive 81. Cr. Clifton Prescod/Netflix © 2021
Archive 81. Dina Shihabi as Melody Pendras in episode 105 of Archive 81. Cr. Clifton Prescod/Netflix © 2021 /

Netflix just gave us a masterpiece called Archive 81and it’s a series that you’re certainly going to want to binge-watch this weekend.

By featuring plenty of your favorite actors and actresses such as Death of a Telemarketer actor Matt McGorry and Jack Ryan star Dina Shihabi, it’s unmistakably clear that you’ll have a great time watching all eight episodes. But before you do that, we want to tell you what you’re in for!

Read on to learn what Archive 81 is all about.

Archive 81 synopsis

Inspired by the popular podcast of the same name, Archive 81 depicts the life of a man who comes across videotapes full of a mysterious woman’s adventures in an even more mysterious apartment building.

What seemed to be an ordinary job turns into a nightmare as the strange creature that took the woman’s life in the past seems to have found a way back to him 25 years in the future. What is the source of this strange connection, and will he be able to crack the case? You’ll have to tune in to find out.

Check out the official synopsis from Netflix:

"Archive 81 follows archivist Dan Turner, who takes a job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994. Reconstructing the work of a documentary filmmaker named Melody Pendras, he is drawn into her investigation of a dangerous cult at the Visser apartment building. As the season unfolds across these two timelines, Dan slowly finds himself obsessed with uncovering what happened to Melody. When the two characters form a mysterious connection, Dan becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago."

If you thought the synopsis was goosebump-inducing then this official trailer is sure to give you a good fright. See Archive 81‘s chilling trailer below.

Watching the trailer and knowing the synopsis truly doesn’t capture the sci-fi horror that this series is. You simply must see it for yourself.

Catch every single episode of Archive 81 streaming right now only on Netflix. You’re in for a wild time!

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