Less James Bond, more Sam Spade. That’s what’s in the cards for Sterling Archer, the H. Jon Benjamin-voiced secret agent turned ’40s-era detective.
For season eight of the animated FX comedy series Archer, the show’s creators have decided to go in a completing different direction with and go full-on film noir. But don’t worry, if the promos are any indication, this new season will be just as funny as previous iterations.
In “Dreamland,” the characters are just a little bit different than you’re used to seeing them.
Archer plays a detective, while Woodhouse, who was the butler in previous seasons, is Archer’s dead partner. Poor Woodhouse, always getting shafted.
Malory Archer is no longer Archer’s mom but a famous mobster, former special agent Ray is a jazz musician and Lana plays a sultry lounge singer/femme fatale, who will probably end up romantically involved with Archer in some way or another. Oh, and Cheryl? Yeah, she’s basically the same old Cheryl.
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