Archer Season 9, which is only 8 episodes, officially starts on FXX on April 25, 2018. The series has been a hit or miss for many fans of the series. They moved away from their original premise of being a spy agency to being drug sellers, then working for the CIA, then becoming a private investigation agency and last season all took place within Sterling Archer’s subconscious as he lays in a coma.
This upcoming season is described as: In the middle of this, seaplane pilot and semi-functioning alcoholic Sterling Archer is drinking, screwing, gambling, and generally bumbling around French Polynesia with a smart-ass parrot named Crackers,” executive producer Matt Thompson explained at the Archer panel. “Welcome to Danger Island.”
The whole cast is set to return for season 9, with all of them playing new roles similar to season 8’s Dreamland storyline. Aisha Tyler (Lana) will be a princess. Jessica Walter (Malory Archer) will still play Sterling’s mom Malory Archer, but she will be a bar owner. H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling) will will play Archer “except that he’s got an eye patch and he’s a sea pilot.” Amber Nash (Pam) will be Archer’s “loyal sidekick and co-pilot.” Judy Greer (Cheryl/Carol) is heiress Charlotte, who initially arrived on the island to celebrate her honeymoon, but “her new husband caught her in bed with Archer and took off.” Chris Parnell (Cyril Figgis) will be German spy and playing a Nazi intelligence officer pretending to be a breadfruit exporter. Lucky Yates (Krieger) will be the voice of Crackers the parrot. Adam Reed (Ray and co-creator of the series) will be the impeccably uniformed French Capitaine Reynaud.