The Boys boss Rebecca Sonnenshine signed for new Netflix series Archive 81

Amy West
·2 min read
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Photo credit: Phillip Faraone - Getty Images

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The Boys executive producer Rebecca Sonnenshine is set to put the 'supe' in supernatural, having signed on for upcoming Netflix horror show Archive 81.

Sonnenshine, who is also known for her work on The Vampire Diaries, will act as writer, showrunner and executive producer, while scary movie maestro James Wan (Insidious, Conjuring) will adopt the latter role's duties, too.

Stranger Things' Rebecca Thomas is on board to direct the first season's first half.

Photo credit: Phillip Faraone - Getty Images
Photo credit: Phillip Faraone - Getty Images

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According to Variety, Jurassic World: Dominion actor Mamoudou Athie, who was last seen battling sea monsters with Kristen Stewart in Underwater, and Altered Carbon's Dina Shihabi will front the project.

The series will follow archivist Dan Turner (Athie), after he agrees to restore a bunch of damaged videotapes from 1994. During his reconstruction of the work, he discovers they are investigative films made about a dangerous cult by documentarian Melody Pendras (Shihabi).

As Dan gets deeper and deeper into her story, he becomes convinced that he can save her from the blood-curdling end she met over 20 years ago.

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Photo credit: Tibrina Hobson - Getty Images

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"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," said Sonnenshine in a statement.

"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."

The Boys seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.

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