Don’t Panic, But ‘Archer’ Is Ending After Three More Shortened Seasons

Do you like animated TV shows about obscenely terrible espionage agents / smugglers / detectives bumbling their way through a cell-shaded Mad Men? Well, tough shit. Archer is officially ending. 

In three seasons, mind you, but it’s still ending.

Adam Reed, the mastermind behind that surprise smash hit, has revealed he now has a plan for winding down the exploits of the Archer fam and their equally borked accomplices. 

According to him, it’s donezo after season ten. “That is definitely my plan – to do 8, 9, and 10 and they’re gonna be each shorter seasons of just eight episodes, and then wind it up,” Reed said on the Murmurs podcast. 

Not only will each season be shorter than usual – see Game Of Thrones – he also said they fit more into that sweet, sweet anthology niche. After all, the show’s premise has been reinvented twice over now, so they may as well go balls to the wall:

“I was gonna end it after 8, but then I had sort of a brain explosion of a way that I could do three more seasons and really keep my interest up. 

So the three seasons that are coming up are gonna be pretty different from what has come before, and they’re gonna be different from each other.”
There’s still some good news to be wrenched from this all-around saddening news. Not only have we been gifted with the confirmation of 24 off-tap episodes, but Reed also mentioned in an earlier interview he’s contemplated a live-action flick, but not before the animated series calls curtains. 
Even better, he’s deadset on Jon Hamm for the lead role if that comes to fruition after season 10 wraps. How’s that for Mad Men inspiration?

Source: Deadline.