Chad Hurd and Justin Wagner share artwork and creative insights from the Season 9 pre-WWII South Pacific island redesign.
Taking its cue from last season’s 1947 film noir narrative and timeline reset, Season 9 of FXX’s fan favorite animated ode to workplace dysfunction, Archer, once again shifts gears, locales and decades with the 8-episode Archer: Danger Island. Set on a French-speaking South Pacific island circa 1939, Sterling Archer, now a one-eyed cargo pilot, leads the returning cast on a quest for treasure, sex and alcohol. And adventure. New locales once again mean new sets, props, character and environment designs, along with a new visual style and tone.
Art director Chad Hurd and associate art director Justin Wagner provided so much imagery to illustrate Season 9's production that we've published it in a gallery for your enjoyment. Don't forget to read their detailed breakdown of the new season's design and animation process in Visit the Brand New 1939 Retro Look of Archer: Danger Island. You can also read series creator Adam Reed's take on Season 9 in his AWN interview.
All images © 2018 FX Networks. All Rights Reserved. All production artwork courtesy of Floyd County Productions.