With the success of the “Archive 81” series, the arrival of a season 2 is obvious. Even if Netflix has not made it official yet, the creator already has ideas for these future episodes. She revealed the outlines during an interview.
Archive 81: the event series of this beginning of the year
Available on Netflix since January 14, Archives 81 has had real success. Produced by horror master James Wan, it features eight one-hour episodes which lead us into a universe on the edge of fantasy and horror.
The series focuses on the career of Dan (Mamoudou Athie), a young archivist hired to restore mysterious VHS filmed by a young woman, Melody (Dina Shihabi), now missing. Over the viewing, he realizes that these VHS lead him into a supernatural world, in which Melody finds himself.
Convinced that he can save the young woman, he sinks deeper and deeper into this threatening universe. Until you find yourself a prisoner there. Indeed, in the last episode, Dan wakes up in 1994, just after the Visser fire. Meanwhile, Melody is back in 2021 (but maybe that’s not a good thing). What opens a lot of possibilities for a season 2 …
Already ideas for a second season
In less than a month, Archives 81 has established itself as one of the programs Netflix most viewed. In France, it is still in the top 10. A season 2 is therefore more than likely, even if the platform has still not made it official.
Series creator Rebecca Sonnenshine obviously already has ideas for the sequel, as she told Variety. She first wanted to clarify that Dan was indeed in 1994, that it was not a hallucination. And what that could mean:
It’s 1994. And the question we ask ourselves is this: we see people disappearing into the other world at different times. What does that mean ? Well, there are small gaps. Different entry points and different exit points. It is therefore possible that people get the wrong exit doors.
In the same vein, the creator of archives 81 mentioned the case of Samuel as one of the mysteries that will be exploited in season 2:
Samuel is still part of the story. Season 2 will have to answer a question: where is he? It will be very interesting to be interested in that, and we already know where we want to go.
In addition to Samuel, season 2 should give us answers about another mysterious character: Davenport. Indeed, we do not know what became of him after being knocked out in the last episode. But the designer already knows what is planned:
We know what Davenport is up to, and he’ll be big in season 2…we’ve got some cool stuff planned for him.
We look forward!