Last time we saw Sterling Mallory Archer, the secret agent turned cocaine dealer turned private eye had suffered a seemingly fatal gunshot wound and fallen to the bottom of a swimming pool in the Hollywood hills. Sunset Boulevard references aside, fans have spent the last few months wondering about the future of Archer and his FX series. It now seems that Adam Reed envisions a definitive ending for Archer, and it will occur three seasons from now. Reed explained:
The plan is to end Archer after season 10. I don't know that anybody has talked about that, but 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....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.
During a recent appearance on the Murmur Podcast (via Deadline) Archer creator, Adam Reed, revealed that he plans to end Archer after three more seasons on FX. Reed originally envisioned ending the series after its upcoming eighth season, but he apparently came up with an idea that he's quite fond of that will allow him to run the show for three more abbreviated seasons, and then properly send these characters off with a bang -- phrasing.
With Archer coming to an end, there are obviously plenty of loose ends that need to be tied up. Not only do we need to find out how the titular spy survived a gunshot wound to the stomach, but we also want to finally learn the truth behind his mysterious father. There are 24 episodes left, which means that there's still plenty of story left to tell.
Anyone who watches Archer will instantly be able to tell you that differentiating between seasons is far from difficult. The core ensemble of characters has remained relatively consistent since the show's inception, but Adam Reed has never shown any hesitation towards completely changing the premise of the series. Despite the fact that Archer started off as a spoof of the _James Bond _franchise, the show has continuously evolved -- one season the characters became Florida-based cocaine dealers, and last season saw them start a film noir-esque P.I agency in Hollywood. If Reed claims that the next three seasons will be different, then we feel inclined to believe him.
Although we're saddened to learn that Archer will soon come to an end, we're also excited to see what the next three seasons have in store. CinemaBlend will bring you more information related to the future of the series as new details become available to us. For now, make sure to check out our fall TV premiere schedule and mark your calendars accordingly!