Archer Season 8 Trailer Transports the Gang to Noir-Themed 'Dreamland'

Archer is turning back the clock for its (presumed) third-to-last season.

Along with the series’ move to FXX for Season 8, the animated comedy is also shifting its setting to 1940s Los Angeles, a world full of machine guns, old-timey hats and — in Lana’s case — really bad jokes.

If you’re wondering how all of this is possible, considering the show’s titular spy appeared to die at the end of Season 7, the answer lies in this season’s theme: “Dreamland.” (That’s right, people, this is all presumably a coma dream.)

Series creator Adam Reed recently discussed his desire to end Archer after Season 10: “I was going to end it after [Season] 8, but then I had sort of a brain explosion of a way that I could do three more seasons and really keep my interest up. So the three seasons that are coming up are gonna be pretty different from what has come before, and they’re gonna be different from each other.”

Archer‘s new season kicks off Wednesday, April 5 at 10/9c on FXX.

Hit PLAY on the trailer above, then drop a comment with your thoughts below. Plus: Check out TVLine’s interview with the cast from Comic-Con!


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  1. Quinn says:

    Yay! Archer’s coming back! “Dreamland” or whatever, doesn’t matter to me. Can’t wait.

  2. syvyn11 says:

    I swear to God. If Patrick Duffy walks out of a shower anytime this season, I AM DONE!

  3. Chris says:


  4. Does this mean they aren’t actually going to tell us what happened to archer at all this season?

    • Chris says:

      My guess is no, and this is all a coma dream. And maybe the same thing for the final two season as way to do some crazy stuff. Or maybe the final season will be in hell or heaven or something and we find out he died in season 9 ? It’s gonna be a crazy finish for this show and I can’t wait.