FX has ordered three more seasons of its animated comedy “Archer,” the network announced Tuesday.
An eight-episode Season 8 will premiere on FX in 2017, and two more eight-episode seasons will follow, bringing the total to 10.
“We can’t say enough about what Adam [Reed], Matt [Thompson] and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons,” said FX co-president of programming Nick Grad in a statement. “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 be just as amazing and unpredictable.”
“Archer” revolves around a former spy agency turned private investigation firm and the lives of its employees. The Figgis Agency presented all new challenges for the former spies in Season 7, the most difficult of which might have been the move to Los Angeles. Every seedy surveillance of a suspected adulterer or investigation into insurance fraud was actually just another excuse for the staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain.
“Archer” was created by Reed and Floyd County Productions and is executive produced by Reed and Thompson. The show is produced by FX Productions. The network has also signed a new overall deal with Floyd County Productions.