If you like the first season of Archive 81, We have some bad news for you. Netflix has chosen to cancel it after only one season. The first season took viewers on one hell of a crazy supernatural rollercoaster, and I thought it was a lot of fun to watch and that it was very engaging.
I’m shocked that the show was canceled because it was really a solid success for the streaming service! The series broke into Nielsen and Netflix’s weekly Top 10 ratings for originals and it also shortly shot to No.1 on Netflix in the US before being taken down by the return of Ozark.
There’s no reason given as to why the show was canceled, but it’s assumed that the cost of production was just too much and that the “viewership just didn’t meet the threshold Netflix had set for the series based on its budget.” It’s really sad news that we won’t be getting a Season 2.
In Archive 81, “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. As Dan is drawn into Melody’s story, he becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.”