‘Archer 1999’: Lost in space
We gotta admit we were worried after the last season of Archer. But the show is back on form with the refreshing sci-fi stylings in season 10, Archer: 1999. Here’s a glimpse back at our preview of the season.
Ready to party like it’s 1999 with Archer? Its tenth season, Archer: 1999, premieres on Thursday May 29th, 2019 at 10pm on FX’s sister channel FXX.
While being set before the turn of the millennium – Archer’s timelines are somewhat blurred – we’re betting from the trailer that Archer may be living in his own version of space.
Here’s the official logline for the new season:
“Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship. An important question arises as they explore deep space and try to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters: how do they survive each other? Welcome to the space-tastic world of Archer: 1999.”
When Archer dropped on our TV boxes ten seasons ago, it was a spy satire with a dark edge. As the seasons have gone on – especially the last three – we’ve learned to expect just about anything. Last year’s Archer: Danger Island saw the crew transported to a 1930s Pacific island.
Archer: Danger Island ended with a segue into the new season in which Archer met his fiery end by falling into a volcano. We presume him dead – that is, until a computer on a faraway space station boots up and reanimates a sleeping Archer stored in a chamber.
The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the hard-drinking Captain, Sterling Archer; Aisha Tyler as Archer’s co-captain and short-tempered ex-wife, Lana Kane; Jessica Walter as Archer’s mother and ball of energy, Malory Archer; Judy Greer as the eagle-eye fighter pilot, Cheryl/Carol Tunt; Chris Parnell as the attention-seeking First Mate, Cyril Figgis; Amber Nash as the crew’s rock monster muscle, Pam Poovey; Adam Reed as the out-of-place-in-space courtesan, Ray Gillette; and Lucky Yates as the synthetic human with questionable morals, Algernop Krieger.
Expect the unexpected with the continuation of the Archer story this month.