‘Archer’ Season 8 Premiere News: Series To Transfer To FXX Starting On Its Eight Season
The "Archer" Season 8 premiere will not be happening on FX anymore. The adult animated spy comedy series has found a new home to air its eighth season, on FX's sister network the FXX.
While no definite "Archer" Season 8 release date has been named yet, the latest announcement for the series' move to FXX came as no surprise to longtime fans of the series, Deadline reported. Apparently, the move was already expected back in its seventh season last year but the implementation has been postponed until the coming season.
The move for "Archer" Season 8 to air on FXX is part of the network's rebranding strategy. This follow's last year's reveal by FX CEO John Landgraf that the sister channel FXX will be moving towards airing more animated series, Variety reported.
"Archer" is set to join FXX's growing list of comedies in its lineup. Currently airing on the network as the comedy shows "You're the Worst," Man Seeking Woman" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
Previously, it was already announced that "Archer" has been renewed up to the tenth season of the franchise. This means that fans may expect the series to air in its new home for at least three more seasons.
Incidentally, Adam Reed, creator of the "Archer" series had already expressed plans to finally finish the series by its tenth season. Earlier this year, Reed revealed that the last three seasons of the series will be shorter than the previous ones at only eight episodes per season. However, FX or FXX is yet to make an official announcement.
When "Archer" Season 8 air date arrives, it is said to pick where season 7's cliffhanger left off. Finally, it has been revealed that Archer survived but the series' plot next season will take on a different turn as will be exploring what is referred to as the "Dreamland" plot, the events going on inside Archer's head while he is still in a coma.
"Archer" Season 8 premieres this spring on FXX. Meanwhile, enjoy the season 8 trailer below.