Adult animated sitcom Archer debuted on FX in 2009 before it moved to FXX in 2017. Now, almost 14 years later, FX has announced that the action-adventure comedy series will come to an end after it airs its fourteenth season later this year.
This announcement is courtesy of pay television channel FX when it unveiled the premiere dates of several of its upcoming summer projects. Archer, which aired its thirteenth season between August and October last year, looks set to repeat this as Season 14 is slated for an August 30 debut.
Over the 13 seasons that have aired so far, Archer has been nominated for numerous awards, which include 6 Critics Choice Television Awards, 10 Primetime Emmy Awards, and 15 Annie Awards. Of the lot, it has won four Primetime Emmy Awards and four Critics Choice Awards, pointing to the quality and staying power of the show.
Archer Season 14’s logline reads, "Archer and The Agency are finding their own way with Lana at the helm. Her goal is to make money while also making the world a better place, but she quickly finds out running a spy agency isn’t so cut and dry."
The adult animated series will see H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, Adam Reed, and Lucky Yates reprise their voice roles from earlier in the series. The forthcoming season will also see newcomer Natalie Dew added to the cast.
Archer was created by Reed who also executive produces alongside Matt Thompson and Casey Willis with Mark Ganek as co-executive producer.
Archer Season 14 is currently in production. Given that FX did not officially announce its renewal, we have Parnell for this tidbit as he offered it up during a Screen Rant interview earlier in the year.
Ordinarily, the show would have been affected by the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. However, many networks and streamers stockpiled scripts before the strike began and FX, it appears, was one of them. Besides, networks usually have scripts for animated sitcoms written in advance to ensure a smooth animation process.
Archer Season 14 will debut with two episodes at 10 p.m. ET on August 30. The show’s debut episodes will air on the cable channel FXX before they are made available on Hulu a day later.
Apart from Archer, FX also announced the launch dates of What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 as July 13 at 10 p.m. ET, Justified: City Primeval as July 18 at 10 p.m. ET, and Reservoir Dogs Season 3 as August 2.
While What We Do in the Shadows and Justified: City Primeval will air on FX before moving to Hulu, Reservoir Dogs Season 3 will debut exclusively on the streaming platform.
Also, each of the shows will debut with two episodes on their respective platforms.
These announcements come on the heel of an earlier one that revealed the launch dates of It’s All Sunny in Philadelphia as June 7, The Full Monty reboot as June 14, and The Bear Season 2 as June 22.