'Archer' Season 8: Renewed Through Season 10, Now They Actually Have To Answer How Archer Survives Getting Rasputin’d

We know a surprising amount about Archer Season 7, including some good candidates for the release date.
We know a surprising amount about Archer Season 7, including some good candidates for the release date. FX

Archer will be back for at least three more seasons, Variety announced.

“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,” Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX Networks, told Variety.

The three-season renewal is a little surprising, considering Archer lost 20% of its viewership in Season 7. Still, more episodes of Archer are always welcome, so you won’t hear us complaining.

At the end of Season 6 of Archer the gang had burnt every bridge in the world of international espionage. Season 7 opened with them in Los Angeles, now working as a private detective agency. While the season was more episodic than the radical narrative change presented in Season 5, Archer Vice, there was a Hollywood murder-mystery plot, ending with the death of main character, Sterling Archer.

Not only did Archer get killed in Season 7, but the finale also saw the destruction of Archer’s robot duplicate (sigh, it’s complicated… and funny), eliminating the best possible explanation for Archer’s survival into Season 8.

Archer’s death wasn’t like Sandor “The Hound” Clegane’s or any of those other ambiguous moments with plenty of room for resurrection. Nope, Archer got gut-shot, then fell dead into a pool, where he floated face down for hours. He didn’t have it quite so bad as Grigori Rasputin, who was poisoned, shot and thrown into a half-frozen river. At least Archer’s watery tomb was chlorinated and LA warm.

Is it possible Archer Season 8 will just leave Archer dead? The show has become way more of an ensemble than in early episodes. Still, it’s impossible to imagine Archer without Archer, so they’ll have to come up with some creative way for Archer to have survived.

Or Krieger can always bring him back as a cyborg… boy, Archer would hate that.

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