accessAtlanta

City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Atlanta-based FX animated series ‘Archer’ gets third season

archer-fx-cast

FX’s cheeky animated series “Archer,” created by two Atlantans Matt Thompson and Adam Reed, has been given a third season.

The spy spoof has done better this season from its freshman year, averaging around 1 million viewers every Thursday night. It will get 16 more episodes, with three in the fall and 13 more next year.

FX also renewed its big hit “Justified” for a third season (2 million-plus a week) while canceling “Lights Out,” which disappointed with only 800,000 viewers a week.

Thompson this morning sent email out to me:

Adam is currently walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
It is this thousands year old famous Spanish Pilgrim Walking trail.

It was on this trail that he first thought about Archer and the world he has created.
He was hoping for some more inspiration, thus the return trip.

I am sure I could have said that better, but you get the idea.

He is in deep thought and purposefully does not check his email all that often.
He is trying to disconnect a little right now.
HOWEVER, I spoke with Adam yesterday, after the news was official.
His feet are sore and he is taking a few days off the trail at some sort of fancy spa thing.
In between Sangria sips he conveyed how excited he is to get back to work on ARCHER.
Words like refreshed and recharged were bandied about quite frequently.
Additionally, our team of drawing elves just cracked some champagne (cheap stuff) and are quietly (but excitedly) nibbling on saltines.
All of us, are excited about the challenge of making our third season the best thing we have ever done.
I mean that with all honesty.  You ask if there are more stories out there for Archer.
I look at it the other way – there are too many stories, too much fun to be had and we are ready to go.

Join my Facebook fan page and Twitter.

By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

One comment Add your comment

rod

March 31st, 2011
6:37 pm

this is a great show the rampage archer was on last week might have been the best great