Now in the middle of its fifth season, FX’s Emmy and Annie Award-nominated “Archer” has just been renewed for a sixth and seventh! The announcement arrived today from Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions.
FX has ordered 13 episodes for each of the series’ sixth and seventh seasons. The series is produced by FX Productions. Seven all new episodes of Archer remain in season five with the finale slated for Monday, April 21 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. The additional season orders of “Archer” are unrelated to Floyd County Productions existing overall deal with FX Productions.
“‘Archer’ is one of the best comedies on television and has played a significant role in the growth of the FX comedy brand,” said Schrier. “We’re grateful to Adam Reed, Matt Thompson and their team at Floyd County, and also our incredible voice cast, and are looking forward to supporting their work for at least two more seasons.”
“Archer” was created by Reed and Floyd County Productions and is executive produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson. The series is produced by FX Productions.
When notified of the pick-up, Reed said “I am figuratively over the moon.”
The series features the voice of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy Sterling Archer, a role which garnered Benjamin an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 2010. The ensemble voice cast also includes Aisha Tyler as fellow agent provocateur Lana Kane; Jessica Walter as Sterling’s domineering mother and the rapacious CEO of ISIS, Malory Archer; Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller of ISIS, Cyril Figgis; Judy Greer as Malory’s loquacious secretary and rising country star, Cheryl Tunt/Cherlene; Amber Nash as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, Pam Poovey; series creator Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason at ISIS, Ray Gillette; and Lucky Yates as ISIS’s possibly mad scientist, Krieger.