Archer Returns April 5th Completely Redesigned As A Noir Film

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The eighth season of Archer, called Archer: Dreamworld, is completely redesigned to be set in a 1947 noir-style detective story, which is likely the product of whatever coma Archer is probably in after the ending of last season. Because of course he’d be a detective in a noir story.

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Evidently the new season will have Archer be reintroduced to the rest of the cast of characters in their new, noir stylized roles, according to Entertainment Weekly. There’s also a lot of care in the classic autos rolling around in the trailer, which we’ll have to track down and identify at some point.

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Looks like a fun new direction that somehow seems like a perfect fit for the show. I’m excited. Oh, one important note: the season will premiere April 5th on FXX, not FX. I’ve never heard of it either, but there you are.

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Archer is such a perfect show. I can easily lose a few hours some days of turning on FXX and letting a couple of the early Simpsons episodes end up with the “Archer after Dark” block.

Also recently rewatched the pilot of Bob’s Burgers, and for the start of a series it’s actually a really good episode.