Archer is an American adult animated sitcom created by Adam Reed for the basic cable network FX. It follows the exploits of a dysfunctional group of secret agents—Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) and seven of his colleagues—Malory Archer (Jessica Walter), Lana Kane (Aisha Tyler), Cheryl Tunt (Judy Greer), Pam Poovey (Amber Nash), Ray Gillette (Reed), Cyril Figgis (Chris Parnell), and Dr. Algernop Krieger (Lucky Yates). The premise of Archer has evolved in subsequent seasons with the introduction of new character arcs, settings, and serialized narratives. Beginning with the eighth season in 2017 the series moved to the FXXnetwork.
Archer was conceived by Reed shortly after the cancellation of his Adult Swim comedy Frisky Dingo. It draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including the James Bond franchise. The show's hallmarks include rapid-fire dialogue, meta-comedy and cultural references. Archer is produced using limited animation and takes its visual style from mid-century comic art. The cast members record their lines individually, and the show regularly employs guest actors for supporting characters. There have been 93 episodes broadcast in the show's history.
Archer has received positive reviews from critics and won awards including: three Primetime Emmy Awards, four Critics Choice Awards, and two Gold Derby Awards. The series has also received fifteen Annie Award nominations, among others, for outstanding achievement in animation, writing, direction, and voice acting. The ninth season is scheduled to premiere on April 25, 2018. Reed plans to conclude the series after its tenth season.