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First Smile of the Day: ‘Archer’ Season 12 Trailer Released

While remembering with sadness the recent passing of actress Jessica Walter, we nevertheless manage a smile hearing her tough-as-nails Malory once more barking the inappropriate; series returns for a new season of spycrafting foolishness August 25 on FXX.

Archer, as AWN readers know, is one of this author’s favorite shows, a razor-wit ensemble comedy that follows the world’s most self-absorbed spy, Sterling Archer, as he careens from one bungled mission after another with the help of his dysfunctional office mates / fellow agents. Which made it particularly sad this past March to report on the passing of Jessica Walter, the actress behind the show’s ruthless, acerbic matriarch, Malory Archer, who for 12 years has anchored the show’s ensemble cast of odd-ball characters, and delivered many of its most memorable lines.

However, with today’s release of the first Season 12 trailer, we grin again as we listen to Ms. Archer once more barking the inappropriate. Butterflies indeed!

In Season 12, Archer and gang face a new threat: a spy conglomerate known as IIA (International Intelligence Agency). With a limited number of spy jobs up for grabs, can The Agency compete against the soulless vultures of IIA, or will our mom-and-pop spy agency be the next to get swallowed alive?

What exactly is in store for us this season? And who doesn’t like caterpillars?

The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the (former) world’s greatest spy, “Sterling Archer;” Aisha Tyler as the spy with marital problems, “Lana Kane;” Jessica Walter as Archer’s mother and spymaster, “Malory Archer;” Judy Greer as the loveably crazy office assistant, “Cheryl/Carol Tunt;” Chris Parnell as the top office spy, “Cyril Figgis;” Amber Nash as the positively offensive go-getter, “Pam Poovey;” Adam Reed as the opportunist, “Ray Gillette” and Lucky Yates as the unscrupulous scientist, “Algernop Krieger.” Season 12 also features the voices of guest stars Pamela Adlon, Eric Andre, Bruce Campbell, Harvey Guillén, Kayvan Novak and Stephen Tobolowsky, to name a few.

Archer was created by Adam Reed and is executive produced by Reed, Matt Thompson and Casey Willis at Floyd County Productions. The series is produced by FX Productions.

New season of Archer premieres August 25th on FXX and next day on FX on Hulu. Seasons 1-11 are available via FX on Hulu.

Source: FX Networks

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