In a new interview with Uproxx, Archer Executive Producer Matt Thompson dropped the bombshell that FX’s twisted super-spy comedy will cease to be about super-spies this year, carrying the same characters and relationships over into…cocaine trafficking.
Thompson told the site that the change came about because writer Adam Reed felt as though the show was getting repetitive, and wanted to freshen it up.
“Our ratings have gone up every year. FX is really happy with us. And so you have a show that is successful and/or becoming more successful and we decided to change everything because we were bored and because we just want to make the show that makes us interested and happy in the end,” Thompson said. “And when we presented FX with this idea we were like, ‘I hope you don’t hate us but we want to change everything.’ And they were coolly like, ‘OK great. Sounds awesome.’ And we’re like, ‘OK,’ which kind of weirded us out because you know you don’t just like change a show in the middle of it.”
So, how does the whole drug dealer part figure into the ongoing story of ISIS, the little spy agency that mostly couldn’t?
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Dafuq. Suddenly that poster makes sense. Going to be interesting.