Dan Turner (Mamoudou Athie), an expert in restoring old videotapes, is tasked with reviving tapes found in the rubble of the Visser, a building that burned down in the 1990s. Soon, he discovers the story of Melody Pendras (Dina Shihabi), a resident of the building. Although Archive 81 is supposed to be set in New York, the production was actually set in Pittsburgh, using both real locations and studio facilities. Shot between November 2020 and March 2021, the series required some clever makeup work to make Pittsburgh look like the Big Apple. The Visser, the residence in which most of the story takes place, was found by the production at 436 First Avenue, near the Monongahela River.
Built in 2017, the building adopts an architecture reminiscent of old New York buildings, where rents were once capped. The perfect place to stage the tragic destiny of Melody Pendras, this young woman whose investigations will precipitate her into the clutches of a satanic sect. Immediately recognizable on screen, 436 First Avenue did not host the shooting of the interior scenes. These, like all the others, were produced from studios also located in Pennsylvania.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead directed two episodes of the first season. Both directors are known for their films The Endless and Synchronic.
436 First Avenue
A downtown Pittsburgh apartment building, 436 First Avenue offers all the amenities of an upscale residential complex.
Housed in a building constructed in 2017, this 35-unit, red-brick-fronted apartment complex offers spacious, industrial-style living. With a rooftop terrace, 436 First Avenue also features a fitness center. Residents can ... Learn more about 436 First Avenue
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By Gilles Rolland
Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.
The Fantrippers Buying Board
London's guide to the 1000 cult locations for films, series, music, comics and novels
Are you going to LONDON?
Are you fans of series, movies, comics, music, novels?
This guide is for you!
Harry Potter, James Bond, Bridget Jones, The Persuaders!, Black Mirror, The Crown, Dr Who, Mister Bean, Monty Python, Sherlock Holmes, Blake and Mortimer, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Who, Amy Winehouse, Dracula, Oliver Twist…
With more than 1000 cult locations for movies, TV series, music, comics, novels, the London Fantrippers Guide offers an unusual and unique travel experience through more than 1000 places of cult fiction specially selected for you.
It’s the bible of pop culture in the British capital!
With its three ways of consulting, discover London:
- by neighborhoods by immediately visualizing the right addresses around you
- by themes (bars, restaurants, shopping, gluttony, culture …) for a tailor-made outing according to your desires
- by works (cinema, TV series, music, comics, novels) to find the places of your favorite heroes and heroines.
After New York and Paris, this third book in the collection is enriched by a new model, a revised pagination (640 pages) and for the first time original film journeys (Harry Potter, James Bond, Alfred Hitchcock, romantic comedies, superheroes), series (God save the Queen, detective series, humor series, Dr Who), music (The Beatles, the Britpop, Icones 60-70 , pop, punk), comics (Blake and Mortimer, From Hell, superhero), Victorian London, thriller, Jack The Ripper, Sherlock Holmes.
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