Georgia-made golden child Archer is set to end after its tenth season, according to show creator Adam Reed.
“The plan is to end ‘Archer’ after Season 10,” Reed stated in an interview with Modern School of Film’s Murmur podcast. “I don’t know that anybody has talked about that, but that is definitely my plan – to do eight, nine, and ten, and they’re gonna be each shorter seasons of just eight episodes – and then wind it up. I was gonna end it after 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.”
Earlier this year, FX renewed the show through its tenth season, and the show has taken a number of plot twists and turns in the past two seasons alone
“I do think that things can go on too long,” Reed explained. “And maybe instead of just looking at the bottom line, maybe those creative energies could be better used coming up with something new rather than continuing the same thing.”
Produced by Floyd County Productions in Atlanta, Archer has run Georgia-made since 2009. Season 8 is set to debut in early 2017.