It looks like “Archer” fans are in for yet another thrilling adventure. The Adam Reed-created animated spy comedy “Archer” has been officially renewed for Season 13, according to Deadline. Sarcastic and unprofessional Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, is the focus of the series.
Archer is a member of the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS), which is headed by his sarcastic mother Malory. Archer and his hapless band of spies travel the world on shady spy operations that almost always go horribly wrong, leading to humorous mishaps.
Since its debut in 2009, “Archer” has become a fan favorite among television viewers and has been included in lists of the finest cartoons ever made by TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly.
Reed’s announcement in 2016 that he wanted to terminate “Archer” after Season 10 surprised many fans (via TV Line).
Because of an increase in “Archer” viewers between Seasons 10 and 11, this didn’t happen, and more sexual innuendos and one-liners can be expected in Season 13.
What we know so far about the 13th season of “Archer,” which premieres in the fall.
Season 13 of “Archer” has yet to be announced, so fans can only hope that it won’t be too long in the making. An eight-episode premiere on FXX is expected in 2022, according to the Deadline article cited above.
Besides that, the article doesn’t provide us much information, but we can make an educated prediction based on prior seasons of “Archer” as to when Season 13 will debut.
With Season 12 recently winding up in October, we may predict that Season 13 will launch in the September to November area of 2022 based on prior seasons’ release dates.
There have been exceptions to this release schedule, notably when Season 11’s launch was held back longer than a year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Season 13 of “Archer” could return sooner rather than later if a pandemic doesn’t get in the way of filming, which is what we’re hoping for.
Which characters are most likely to return in the 13th season of Archer?
“Archer’s” gang will return in some way or another in Season 13, just as they did in past seasons. In addition to Archer (H. Jon Benjamin), Lana (Aisha Taylor), Cyril (Chris Parnell), Cheryl (Judy Greer), and openly homosexual agent Ray (Ray Liotta) are all expected to appear in the series (Adam Reed). We have no reason to suppose that Lucky Yates, the voice actor for Dr. Krieger, and Amber Nash, the voice of Pam, will not return in Season 13 as well.
Malory Archer, who has been voiced by Jessica Walter since Season 1, will not be returning in Season 13. Her death in March 2021 surprised fans, but FX was able to add her voice in Season 12 of the show.
During the Season 12 conclusion, Walter’s character Malory was shown relaxing on a beach with her husband Ron (played by Walter’s real-life husband Ron Leibman). It was a touching and fitting ending for Walter’s character.
In addition to the regular cast, “Archer” is noted for the quality of its guest voice actors, so expect lots of appearances from them as well.
What Can We Expect From Season 13 of Archer?
In Season 13 of “Archer,” it’s impossible to forecast what the show will offer because the entire series is unexpected. From being a top secret agent to a drug smuggler to a private investigator, Archer has gone through several transitions.
Then, in a flashback that spans three seasons, we see Archer’s lucid dreams, which take us from a 1920s Los Angeles crime scene to a starship bound for another galaxy. Archer’s world may be unpredictable, but we know what to expect from the upcoming season.
The out-of-the-world tales that made fans fall in love with “Archer” are definitely over now that Seasons 11 and 12 have brought the series back to its spy comedic roots.
Archer and the crew were last seen in Season 12 fighting for espionage contracts in attempt to restore ISIS to its former glory with the newest spy agency, the International Intelligence Agency (IIA).
Season 12 ends with Malory handing over the “leadership” torch to Archer, who is revealed to have sold ISIS to IIA in the final episode of the season.
Since it’s unlikely that Archer and his colleagues will voluntarily work for IIA, our best bet is that he’ll attempt to revive ISIS under his own direction. While it’s a safe bet that the gang’s exploits will continue in Season 13 of “Archer,” fans will have to wait until 2022 to see.