Check out the fate that befalls ISIS’ Agent Ray Gillette in this new video [if you thought he was bitchy before, just imagine how this would make him feel!] – and after the jump, Sterling Archer gives new meaning to the phrase, ‘the most dangerous game’ in a preview of next week’s all-new episode of Archer: El Contador!
FX’s animated cult hit, Archer [Thursdays, 10/9C], returns this week with The Man From Jupiter, guest-starring Burt Reynolds [as himself], who just happens to be dating ISIS chief Malory Archer – something that that Sterling Archer finds more upsetting than the Cuban hit squad that is out to kill him.
On Friday the 13th [perhaps not the most auspicious day], H. Jon Benjamin, the voice of Stirling Archer, spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about that and the proverbial much, much more. What followed was a wee bit stranger than the usual celebrity Q&A…
The Bandit is taking on the head of ISIS – on a date, that is! Burt Reynolds is appearing on FX’s hit animated spy spoof, Archer – as himself – in the January episode entitled, ‘The Man From Jupiter’ [Reynolds’ home in Florida], in which he dates Malory Archer – much to her son’s great displeasure.
The press release follows the jump.
This week’s episode of Archer [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C], El Secuestro, is built around the character of Cheryl/Carol, dim bulb secretary to the self-involved head of ISIS, Malory Archer. It’s an episode packed with unexpected delights and a juicy secret or two.
Judy Greer is all over the place lately. Besides playing the fluctuatingly named Cheryl/Carol on Archer [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C], she’s one of four leads on the unusual CBS sitcom Mad Love; appeared in half a dozen movies in 2010, and has three more coming out this year.
Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with her about her role as Cheryl/Carol, semi-competent/totally dim secretary to Mallory Archer on the FX animated spy comedy, Archer. It seems that Cheryl/Carol has an unusual phobia – and an even bigger secret [or three – but you’ll have to watch Thursday’s episode for those – some secrets are just to juicy to spoil]!
How do you top the kind of unspeakably crude and equally unspeakably funny work of your first brilliant season? If you’re Adam Reed, creator of Archer [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C], you dig deep and go for a situation that’s so uncool that even Sterling Archer is compelled to show some discipline!
Some things I learned over the course of Jessica Walter’s Q&A session in support of tomorrow’s second season premiere of Archer [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C]: she was the first actor cast for the series; she cites a surprising difference between Arrested Development’s Lucille Bluth and Archer’s Malory Archer [and it has nothing to do with running a spy agency], and she gets a genuine kick out of the… shall we say ribald… nature of the show. Plus, an update on the Arrested Development movie and news of some of Walter’s other upcoming projects.
Also on the call, from FX, was Scott Seomin.
Over the last few days, two conference call Q&A sessions were conducted in support of FX’s critically acclaimed – and increasingly popular – animated spy satire, Archer [Thursdays, 10/9C]. This, the first of the sessions, features series creator Adam Reed [also the voice of Agent Ray Gilette] and Aisha Tyler, the stand-up comedian and the actor who voices the show’s ISIS Agent Lana Kane – and one of the few voice actors on any series who is actually better looking than her character. Just sayin’…
Tomorrow night is season finale for FX’s very adult animated spy spoof, Archer [Thursday, 10/9C]. I had the opportunity to sit in on a teleconference Q&A with Sterling Archer, himself, H. Jon Benjamin. Appropriately, it was one of the strangest interviews I’ve ever been part of. Check it out.
FX’s new animated series, Archer [Thursday, 10/9C], is a spy series unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Its characters are petty, mean-spirited, self-involved and , in their own ways, utterly reprehensible – and the agency for which they work, ISIS, is underfunded, understaffed and overrated.
Aisha Tyler voices Agent Lana Kane – an intelligent, talented and certainly pneumatic woman who should never be underestimated. I was able to take part in a teleconference Q&A session with her on Monday.
Also taking part were: Jim Halterman [jimhalterman.com], Curt Wagner [Red Eye], Mike Gallagher [stayfamous.net], Mike Vicic [TV Tango] and April McIntyre [Monsters & Critics].
Did you ever watch James Bond and think, wow, that’s one cool dude? Would you still think that if you found out that Bond’s ex-girlfriend is dating a dreeby Accountant, you have to put up with office politics like every other person and that your mother is actually M and runs the place? These are the things that super spy Archer has to put up with in FX Networks new animated comedy series “Archer.” The animation style of Archer looks a bit like Flash mixed with some cell shading it looks a bit amateurish but serviceable, it’s not going to make you go wow or want to buy any action figures. Where Archer excels is it’s snappy, snarky, rapid-fire dialogue.