Archer: Danger Island, as the new season is titled, is set premiere this April 25th at 10:00 pm on FXX. In the new season, Archer is going to be a seaplane pilot in the South Pacific.
This season of the animated spy comedy finds Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) as a semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot — a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu. It’s 1939, and while the rest of the world is concerned about the looming Second World War, Archer is concerned only with who’s buying his next drink. Along with his trusty co-pilot/sidekick Pam (Amber Nash), Archer must navigate quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, poison darts and pirates in this dangerous and mysterious land.
- Archer, Pam, and Malory will be working at the resort. Archer will be a eye-patched sea plane pilot; Marlory the surly bartender; Pam will hilariously be portrayed as a Archer’s bombshell hot sidekick and co-pilot; and Dr. Krieger will become Archer’s smart-mouthed parrot, Crackers.
- Lana will be an exotic princess, and Cyril is an English real estate mogul, looking to buy up island land (and presumably bed said exotic princess).
- Cheryl will be a newlywed heiress honeymooning on the island, who gets left stranded there by her husband when he catches her in bed with Archer (classic!).
As series co-creator Matt Thompson reveals explains, this season is meant to return the show to a lighter tone than “Dreamland”:
“Last season, we loved it, but things got pretty dark, pretty fast. And [Archer creator] Adam Reed had talked about just doing something that’s fun and just having a blast with this season. So we basically stuck all these people on this tiny volcanic island, and we’re just going to have as much as fun as we can, with quicksand, cannibals, super intelligent monkeys, and a volcano, and a talking fucking parrot.”