Boosh! We’ve just received a not-so-secret transmission stating that FXX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series Archer for a 12th season.
The announcement, made today by Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment, said, “Archer is back in a big way this season, with viewership up as the Emmy Award-winning spy series returns to its roots and begins to plot the 12th season next year. Our thanks to Adam Reed, Matt Thompson, Casey Willis, and the entire team at Floyd County Productions for keeping Archer as fun as ever and true to form. Together with its unbelievable voice cast, Archer is set to give fans another great season.”
For the uninitiated, Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that, in its 11th season, follows Sterling Archer and his return to the spy world after a three-year coma. While many things changed during his absence, Archer is confident it will take just a little time for him to reset things back to the old ways. The problem: does the rest of the team want that?
Created by Adam Reed with executive production by Reed, Matt Thompson, and Casey Willis at Floyd County Productions, the series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the newly awakened secret agent, “Sterling Archer;” Aisha Tyler as the super spy, “Lana Kane;” Jessica Walter as Archer’s mother and spymaster, “Malory Archer;” Judy Greer as the surprisingly well-adjusted assistant, “Cheryl/Carol Tunt;” Chris Parnell as the newly-minted alpha male, “Cyril Figgis;” Amber Nash as the lovable comrade in arms, “Pam Poovey;” Adam Reed as the consummate professional, “Ray Gillette;” and Lucky Yates as the unscrupulous scientist, “Algernop Krieger.”
It’s just occurred to me that it’s been ages since I last tuned in to Archer. The show used to be a must-watch for me whenever a new episode would drop. If I were the betting type, I’d say that I probably got distracted by something shiny and that’s why I haven’t laughed along with Archer and his team in quite a while. That said, perhaps now is the time to dive back in? I could start tonight, in fact, seeing as Season 11 continues tonight, Wednesday, October 21st, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX. The seventh episode, “Caught Napping”, tells of what happens when an AI is kidnapped, and it’s up to Archer to get her back and keep Lana’s rampage pointed in the right direction.
It sounds to me like I’ve got some binge-watching ahead of me if I’m to be prepared when Archer‘s 12th season premieres in 2021 on FXX and FX on Hulu.