It’s been revealed that James Wan is producing a new horror show for Netflix and it will be called Archive 81.
James Wan is one of the current kings of the horror genre.
He cut his teeth with the Saw movies, and then gave us some of the best horror films we’ve ever seen.
He made The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2.
Wan has also produced so many horror movies – some better than others.
He’s also directed Insidious and Insidious 2, which are both brilliant as far as I’m concerned.
Wan has since gone on to direct the Aquaman movie, which was pretty fun.
It’s now been revealed that he’s going to be producing a new show for Netflix called Archive 81, and it’ll be a supernatural horror show.
James Wan is working on a new horror show for Netflix
It’s been revealed that this new Netflix horror show will be based on a horror footage podcast of the same name.
The series will be written by Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Boys, The Vampire Diaries).
Sonnershine will also be the showrunner and producer of the show.
The series will star Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World: Dominion) and Dina Shihabi (Altered Carbon).
Here’s the synopsis that was shared for the series:
When archivist Dan Turner (Athie) takes a mysterious job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994, he finds himself reconstructing the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras (Shihabi) 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.
Sonnershine will also executive produce alongside Wan and Paul Harris Boardman, who developed the original script.
Here’s what Sonnershine said in a statement:
With ‘Archive 81,’ we’re hoping to give the supernatural horror genre a new twist – while keeping a dark, deeply emotional romance as its core. Alongside the talented Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi, and visionary partners Atomic Monster and Rebecca Thomas, I’m excited to take Netflix viewers on a terrifying and visually thrilling adventure.
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