Netflix Drops James Wan’s ‘Archive 81’ After One Season

by Thomas Tuna

No one hits a home run every time at bat.

Archive 81–the horror series produced by James Wan (SawInsidiousThe Conjuring)–this week got the axe from Netflix just two months after its first season debuted on the streamer, according to a report on Deadline.

Strangely enough, the show actually broke into Netflix’ weekly Top 10 for original series, and also briefly topped out at No. 1 on Netflix in the U.S. Regardless, no second season is now on the horizon.

The eight-episode first season–based on the popular horror podcast of the same name–was led by showrunner Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Vampire Diaries), screenwriter Paul Harris Boardman (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) and Stranger Things director Rebecca Thomas.

Archive 81–starring Mamoudou Athie, Dina Shihabi, Martin Donovan, Matt McGorry and Julia Chan–follows archivist Dan Turner as he takes a “mysterious job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994 (and) finds himself reconstructing the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras and her investigation into a dangerous cult.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the fate of Archive 81.


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