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.”