FX renews Archer for a fourth season, while securing the show's producers for a new overall deal.
February 23, 2012
by Eric Goldman
FX has renewed Archer for Season 4, while will be comprised of 13 episodes.
Said FX's Nick Grad, "It was an easy decision to order more Archer. Adam [Reed], Matt [Thompson], and our amazing voice cast are delivering one of the funniest and smartest shows on television. It has deservedly grown beyond its initial cult following to become both a critical and ratings success. It is a true asset to the FX comedy roster."
In addition to the Archer renewal, FX have also made a new overall deal with the series' Executive Producers, Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, and their animation studio, Floyd County Productions. The overall deal is for two years with an option for an additional two years that will keep Reed and Thompson with FXP for any additional seasons of Archer and any new projects they develop. The overall pact also includes Reed and Thompson's animation studio, Floyd County Productions, to continue as animators on Archer, along with the recently debuted Unsupervised and any new animated series produced by FX Productions or developed by FX.
Reed said, "We are insanely excited that FX Productions has committed to a multi-year deal for Archer and Floyd County Productions. They're fantastic to work with, and we hope to keep making good shows for FX for as long as they'll have us."
Said Thompson, "I am over the moon excited about the trust and faith FX has placed in Floyd County Productions with this deal. We have over 100 extremely talented artists that amaze me every day with their talent and work ethic. We hope to build on this, growing into a giant animating monster that will eventually take over the world."
"Adam and Matt are incredibly gifted producers and we're proud to have them and Floyd County under the FX Productions umbrella," said FX's Eric Schrier. "Archer has been an incredibly successful title for FXP, from ratings to DVD sales, iTunes, merchandise and even its bestselling book. They've done an outstanding job of animating Unsupervised. This is a great deal for FXP as we continue to expand the studio, and it affords us the ability to aggressively pursue new animated projects."