By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Tuesday, June 21, 2016
FX has renewed Atlanta-created animated spy spoof “Archer” for three more seasons. That will mean 10 total seasons.
Each season will be relatively short: eight episodes each.
Most seasons have been 13 with season seven a relatively svelte 10.
This will get the show to 109 episodes in total. (There are currently 85.)
Creator Adam Reed and co-executive producer Matt Thompson are based in Atlanta out of Floyd County Productions.
“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,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX in a press release. “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.”
Atlanta’s Amber Nash, who plays salty Pam on the show, said she found out about 10 minutes before the press release officially came out via her agent. But she had talked to the creators and anticipated this was going to happen. She isn’t sure if this will be the end of “Archer” once 10 is reached. “I’d love for it to go on forever,” she said.
Thompson said in an email that he and Reed can keep the show going for quite a long time beyond season 10. “The plan is a secret – so don’t ask,” he wrote. “The question is will the audience want to continue on past season 10? That I cannot answer. All I can say is that we are incredibly fortunate to be working with great partners like the folks at FX. I can’t imagine doing a TV show for 10 seasons with everyone else..And the fact that we get to do all of this from Atlanta, GA — that’s crazy fortunate.”