‘Archer’ Dumps ISIS, Gets Back to Spy Business in Season 6 Trailer (Video)

FX series returns to its espionage roots, but ditches original organization name ISIS in response to real-world associations

Last Updated: November 4, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

“Archer” is coming back to familiar territory for its sixth season. The new teaser for the FX comedy’s was light on details about where the show is going, instead working as a call to arms for each member of the elite spy agency formerly known as ISIS.

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In response to the real-world Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has been shortened to ISIS in the media, the FX animated series will be abandoning that acronym on the show. 

Since the series premiere, Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his team have worked for his mother’s spy organization ISIS. Season 5 saw the show take a dramatic departure after the fictional ISIS was shut down by the U.S. government.

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The team went rogue, trying their luck as major drug dealers. But this is a rather dysfunctional team, so things went about as well as one might expect. By the end of the season, their criminal aspirations lie in ruins, but all was not lost. They were invited back into the spy business under the auspices of the CIA.

This new relationship affords the show a convenient way to quietly abandon the ISIS acronym, as the crew is essentially an elite team working for the CIA … with a baby.

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What the trailer lacks in details about the upcoming season, it more than makes up for in fun peeks into the daily lives of the team when they’re not working. It’s no surprise to see Pam (Amber Nash) dominating in a hot dog eating contest, while Krieger (Lucky Yates) is rocking out on his drum kit. Ray (Adam Reed) is flying down the slopes while Cheryl (Judy Greer) is burning things, of course.

“Archer” which has already been renewed through its seventh season, will have its Season 6 bow in early 2015 on FX.