It looks like Sterling Archer has plans to eventually retire from entering the danger zone.
On a recent episode of Modern Film School’s Murmur podcast Archer creator Adam Reed spoke about his plans for the end of the series. FX renewed Archer for three more seasons through to season 10, and Reed wants to end it there.
“The plan is to end Archer after season 10,” said Reed. “I don’t know that anybody has talked about that, but that is definitely my plan — to do 8, 9, and 10 and they’re gonna be each shorter seasons of just eight episodes, and then wind it up….I was gonna end it after 8, but then I had sort of a brain explosion of a way that I could do three more seasons and really keep my interest up. So the three seasons that are coming up are gonna be pretty different from what has come before, and they’re gonna be different from each other.”
It’s not too surprising to hear that the upcoming final three seasons will differ from what has been shown before considering the series’ recent habit of drastically changing things up. Seasons of Archer have seen Archer and the gang as members of the International Secret Intelligence Service, international Miami Vice-style drug dealers, and L.A.-based detectives. The series stars Reed, H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Lucky Yates, and George Coe. The series has recruited a fantastic list of guest stars throughout its run so far including Christian Slater, Patton Oswalt, Gary Cole, Fred Armisen, Keegan-Michael Key, Lauren Cohan, Thomas Lennon, Jeffrey Tambor, J.K. Simmons, David Cross, Jon Hamm, Ron Perlman, Eugene Mirman, George Takei, Bryan Cranston, Matthew Rhys, and Burt Reynolds playing the part of Burt Reynolds.
Archer recently took home the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Series, beating out animation giants like The Simpsons and South Park. Season 8 of the series, which will take the Archer crew back to the 1940s, is set to premiere in 2017.