Sterling Archer, the former spy now private detective, will return to FX through season 10, as reported by Variety.
The hit animated comedy recently struck a deal with its home network FX which guaranteed the show will be around for another three seasons, the first of which is set to premiere in 2017. Archer has already provided fans with 7 seasons worth of the obnoxious, semi-incompetent titular character, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, and will now have the opportunity to continue to take him and his team on more ridiculous escapades that often begin or end with someone getting shot and Archer getting drunk.
This renewal is the result of a recent overall deal between the FX Network and the company behind Archer, Floyd County Productions, which has seen several shows premiere on the network with Archer being the biggest success.
The president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, Nick Grad, praised Archer and creator Adam Reed by stating “We can’t say enough about what Adam, Matt and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons”. “The move to Los Angeles this past season as private detectives was just the latest twist in Archer’s legendary exploits and the next three seasons will to be just as amazing and unpredictable. We are thrilled to continue making great TV with our friends and colleagues at Floyd County.”
The show is expected to retain its entire original cast, including the voices of Benjamin as Archer, Aisha Tyler as top female agent and mother of Archer’s child Lana kane, Jessica Walters as Malory Archer, and the voices of Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates.
The show has taken the team from being a New York Based secret intelligence service, to Miami Vice-style cocaine dealers trying to move their product across the country and across the border who then find themselves entangled with the CIA and reprise their espionage based missions. At the start of season 7, the team has been blacklisted by the CIA from engaging in any further espionage, and moves to California to start anew once more as a private detective agency. With the creators and writers willing to make such big changes throughout its run, fans can be certain they will have no idea where this group will find themselves by season 10, but based on what makes Archer so consistently hysterical, it will definitely be somewhere in the danger zone.