Thanksgiving comes early this year, as we learn Sterling Archer will return for a new season filled with his lackadaisical, often inebriated and always hilarious navigation of the ever-changing spy world; Adam Reed’s Emmy Award-winning FXX animated series will be back in 2022 with 8 all-new episodes!
It’s time for some bubbly and a toast of thanks, as the Emmy Award-winning animated comedy Archer has been renewed for a 13th season on FXX. Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX, has just announced an all-new, eight-episode season is coming in 2022 and, as always, episodes will premiere on FXX and be available to stream the next day on FX on Hulu.
“Archer remains one of FX’s signature series and we are happy to extend its legacy with another globetrotting season,” shared Grad. “Like ‘Sterling Archer’ himself, Adam Reed, Matt Thompson, Casey Willis and the entire team at Floyd County Productions are endlessly creative and always find a way to surpass themselves. Our thanks to them and the incredible voice cast who keep this fan favorite spy comedy as fresh and exciting as ever.”
Matt Thompson and Casey Willis added, “On behalf of our entire team of talented illustrators, animators, writers, and actors, I just wanted to say... ahhh, damn. I had something for this. Nope. Lost it. So... I guess just thanks?”
Archer continues its current 12th season Wednesday, September 29 with the seventh episode, “Colt Express,” written by Alison Zeidman. In it, a mysterious stranger and a scavenger hunt helps Archer and the gang get a jump on their enemies. Season 12 concludes Wednesday, October 6.
Over its long run, Archer has racked up numerous awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program and four Critics Choice Awards for Best Animated Series.
In the current season, Archer and his dysfunctional cohorts 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?
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.”
Archer was created by Reed and is executive produced by Reed, Thompson, and Willis at Floyd County Productions. The series is produced by FX Productions.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.