Season 11 of FXX’s Archer has been pushed back due to concerns over the current coronavirus crisis. The season premiere will be pushed back to later this year.
According to a statement made by FXX, “Due to production challenges and scheduling issues, season 11 of FXX’s Emmy award-winning animated comedy series ‘Archer’ will no longer premiere on May 6th.” Production has most likely been strained due to the extension of stay-at-home orders throughout the state of California.
Archer, starring H. Ron Benjamin (as Sterling Archer), is an animated series depicting the exploits of super spy Sterling Archer at a dysfunctional private intelligence agency. The series has won two Primetime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Animated Program.
Archer is the latest in a series of shows to delay or cancel production amid the coronavirus crisis. Most premiere dates have been delayed months and others have been moved forward. Notable examples include The Walking Dead which delayed their finale until later this year as well as The Witcher which had its second season’s production cancelled altogether.
Season 11 is set to be a return to normalcy for the series as the past three seasons have all featured elaborate dream sequences as the titular main character Archer lies dormant in a coma. The past three seasons have featured settings ranging from 1940s Los Angeles to Outer Space.
FXX has not released the postponed release date for the premiere.