Archer: Season 8’s Time Travel Plotline Explained

A loud, excited New York Comic Con crowd was treated to an equally raucous panel for Archer today, the animated spy comedy now moving to FXX for its 8th season next year.

For those of you wondering whether Sterling Archer is still alive following the Season 7 cliffhanger, the answer is, not shockingly, yes… sort of. As revealed this summer at SDCC, Season 8 — also referred to as Archer: Dreamland — will take place entirely in the year 1947. As the producers explained at the panel today, it will include all of the regular cast back in action, although in slightly different roles with slightly different origin stories.

In this 1947 timeline, for instance, Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) is no longer a spy, but rather a private investigator on the hunt for the person who murdered his old partner, Woodhouse – George Coe, the actor who voiced Woodhouse in earlier seasons passed away in 2015.

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