Archer

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Archer
Archer title card.jpg
Premiere sneak preview:
September 17, 2009
series:
January 14, 2010
Airs On hiatus
Creator Adam Reed
Network FX (seasons 1 - 7)
FXX (seasons 8 - )
Style 30-minute animated spy comedy
Company Floyd County Productions,
FX Productions
Seasons 9
Episodes 101 (through season 9)
Status Renewed through season 10 (2019)
Origin USA
Official Site FX
Official Twitter @ArcherFX feed on Twitter
Official Facebook ArcherFX on Facebook

Archer is an animated spy comedy that airs on FXX. The first seven seasons aired on FX.

The series was created by Adam Reed and Floyd County Productions. Reed and the crew of Floyd County previously worked on Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo for Adult Swim. While being developed, the show was known as Duchess. The show focuses on Sterling Archer, codename "Duchess", who works as a spy for ISIS (International Secret Intelligence Service). Among the people he works with are his boss and mother Malory Archer, his ex-girlfriend Lana Kane and her then current boyfriend Cyril Figgis.

The fifth season, which premiered on January 13, 2014, became a game changer. After years of conducting espionage cases without permission from the government, Mallory and the ISIS crew almost get landed in jail, and the crew has since then been living a life of crime by literally, not figuratively, selling cocaine.

The show was originally set to premiere in October 2009 with 6 episodes, but due to the length of production for each episode, the premiere was pushed to January 2010. However, the first episode aired as a stealth premiere on September 17, 2009, in the place of an It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia rerun. Around the same time, it was announced that FX has ordered four more scripts, which ended up expanding the show's first season to 10 episodes.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
H. Jon Benjamin Sterling Archer * * * * * * * * * *
Judy Greer Cheryl Tunt * * * * * * * * * *
Amber Nash Pamela "Pam" Poovey o * * * * * * * * *
Chris Parnell Cyril Figgis * * * * * * * * * *
Aisha Tyler Lana Kane * * * * * * * * * *
Lucky Yates Algernop Krieger o o o o * * * * * *
Jessica Walter Malory Archer * * * * * * * * * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Adam Reed Ray Gillette * * * * * * * *
Dave Willis Barry Dylan * * * * * * * *
George Coe Woodhouse * * * *
Peter Newman Nikolai Jackov * * * *
Christian Slater Slater * * *
Tom Kane Various roles * *
Woodhouse *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
FX
Season One September 17, 2009 March 18, 2010 10
Season Two January 27, 2011 April 21, 2011 13
Season Three September 15, 2011 March 22, 2012 13
Season Four January 17, 2013 April 11, 2013 13
Season Five: Archer Vice January 13, 2014 April 21, 2014 13
Season Six January 8, 2015 April 2, 2015 13
Season Seven March 31, 2016 June 2, 2016 10
FXX
Season Eight: Archer Dreamland April 5, 2017 May 24, 2017 8
Season Nine: Danger Island April 25, 2018 June 13, 2018 8
Season Ten: Archer: 1999 May 29, 2019 July 17, 2019 8

In-Depth

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete Season One December 28, 2010 purchase 2
The Complete Season Two December 27, 2011 purchase 2
The Complete Season Three January 8, 2013 purchase 2
The Complete Season Four January 7, 2014 purchase 2
The Complete Fifth Season January 6, 2015 purchase 2
The Complete Season Six March 29, 2016 purchase 2
The Complete Season Seven March 28, 2017 purchase 2

Blu-Ray

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region A)
The Complete Season One December 27, 2011 purchase 1
The Complete Season Two December 27, 2011 purchase 2
The Complete Season Three January 8, 2013 purchase 2
The Complete Season Four January 7, 2014 purchase 2
The Complete Fifth Season January 6, 2015 purchase 2
The Complete Season Six March 29, 2016 purchase 2

External Sites