You guys, it really is happening. Archer season 11 will premiere May 6, and one Mr Sterling Malory Archer is finally waking up.

For three seasons, Dreamland, Danger Island, and 1999 – Archer has been in a coma because he was shot in the finale of season 7. Don’t get me wrong, the dreamscape seasons have been fun and different, but I’m really glad to be returning to reality.

He’s waking up, I swear. Executive producer Casey Willis even said it.

“We are incredibly excited for our 11th season and look forward to Archer waking up from his coma and returning to a spy world that has continued without him for the past three years,” she told Deadline last year.

So according to the minds behind the show, season 11 will be set back at the New York agency.

“We’re definitely back to doing spy missions. But the roles and people’s personalities have changed,” Willis said in another interview with Entertainment Weekly. “What’s also different is Archer is physically and mentally not what he was. He’s been in bed for three years. His muscles have atrophied to the point where he can’t even walk that well.”

He’s also going to have a cane – a Tacti-Cane – Krieger has made for him complete with all them spy devices.

Archer season 11 premieres May 6 on FXX. Stay tuned for the trailer.

Once again, “post-coma cocktail”, in case you just really can’t believe it.

FX Networks also announced a whole slew of other news like the renewal of American Horror Story through to season 13 (Sarah Paulson is returning for season 10), Fargo season 4 premieres April 19, and The Shadows (What We Do In The Shadows spin-off) returns April 15 on FX.

You can suss out the whole announcements thread below.

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