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The ā€œDanger Zoneā€ is about to get a whole lot more tropical. FX revealed at San Diego Comic-Con that season nine of Archer will be subtitled Danger Island, taking place on a remote beach in the South Pacific in 1939, where Sterling will be an eyepatch-wearing seaplane pilot. This sounds fantastic.

This next season will mark the fourth time that Archer has done anthologies that are disconnected from Archerā€™s original narrative, like last seasonā€™s noir drama Archer: Dreamland. This time around, executive producer Matt Thompson said he and series creator Adam Reed wanted to do something wacky, moving away from the dark, more-intense-than-normal theme they ended up with last year.

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ā€œWe loved it, but things got pretty dark, pretty fast,ā€ Thompson said. ā€œAdam Reed has been talking about doing something fun and just having a blast. There will be quicksand, cannibals, and super intelligent monkeys.ā€

During the Comic-Con panel, we got details about what each of the characters will be doing in this latest anthology season. Seaplane pilot Archer will be joined by co-pilot Pam Poovy and a ā€œtalking, fuckingā€ parrot named Crackers, who will be voiced by the guy who normally plays Dr. Krieger. Lana is a princess. Charlotte is an heiress on her honeymoon. Cyril is now Cypurt Fuchs, a British intelligence officer in disguise. And Mallory, now a bar owner, will return to her original role as Sterling Archerā€™s motherā€”something Jessica Walter said she was happy about.

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ā€œThereā€™s something about what she does to him as a mother thatā€™s so vile because sheā€™s his mother, as opposed to when heā€™s a stranger,ā€ Walter said.

No word when season nine will debut, but enjoy itā€”last September, Reed revealed that Archer would end its run after season 10.

[Indie Wire]

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