Is Archive 81 renewed for season 2? (Archive 81 renewal status)

Archive 81. Dina Shihabi as Melody Pendras in episode 105 of Archive 81. Cr. Quantrell D. Colbert/Netflix © 2021
Archive 81. Dina Shihabi as Melody Pendras in episode 105 of Archive 81. Cr. Quantrell D. Colbert/Netflix © 2021 /
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We’re coming up on a month since Archive 81 made its debut on Netflix, and most people have already binge-watched the thrilling first season by now. Of course, after watching that wild season finale, people are wondering if Netflix will commission a second season.

Archive 81 has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. The sci-fi series has been praised for its enthralling mystery, great acting, outstanding performances, and skillful storytelling. People love this show and after watching the season 1 finale, there’s definitely more story to tell.

The breakout hit managed to spend a good period of time on the top 10 list, which is always a good sign that a series is worth watching. It also helps Netflix determine if a show is worth renewing. Of course, other factors also come into play, such as the budget and critical acclaim. But it doesn’t seem like Archive 81 cost a lot of money to make, and the cast comprises newcomers to the entertainment industry, so the show’s good on that front. And as we mentioned earlier, most critics enjoyed the sci-fi series.

So things are looking good for a potential Archive 81 season 2. Read on to find out the sci-fi series renewal status.

Is Archive 81 canceled?

UPDATE (3/24/22): Archive 81 has been canceled by Netflix after one season.

Fortunately, the popular Netflix original series has not been canceled. I couldn’t imagine Netflix canceling this series because it’s so popular with viewers. However, we need a definite answer on whether or not we’ll get to see a second installment.

Will there be a season 2 of Archive 81?

Hopefully! At the time of writing (Feb.10), Netflix has not renewed the series for a second season. But I’m optimistic that we’ll be hearing of a renewal soon. Since the show was just released in January, it’s not shocking that a decision about the show’s future hasn’t been made yet.

Typically, Netflix announces renewals about two months after a show premieres. The wait could be longer, though. The good news is that the showrunner of the sci-fi series already has ideas for season 2.

Archive 81‘s showrunner Rebecca Sonnenshine spoke with The Wrap and said this about a potential season 2: “We would love to do a second season,” Sonnenshine said. “We have been brainstorming. We do have ideas. The writers are really excited to keep telling the story. We love our actors so much, we love the world. So, fingers crossed.”

So we’re just waiting on Netflix to give the green light for a second season. Make sure to stay tuned to Netflix Life for new updates on Archive 81!

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