With only a week to go before FXX‘s Archer: 1999 blast-offs with its May 29th premiere, the network is giving fans a first-look behind the scenes with the cast as they discuss the upcoming space-based season.
Returning for its 10th season, Archer: 1999 features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as hard-drinking Captain Sterling Archer; Aisha Tyler as Archer’s Co-Captain and short-tempered ex-wife, Lana Kane; Jessica Walter as Archer’s mother and ball of energy, Malory Archer; Judy Greer as the eagle-eye fighter pilot, Cheryl/Carol Tunt; Chris Parnell as the attention-seeking First Mate, Cyril Figgis; Amber Nash as the crew’s rock monster muscle, Pam Poovey; Adam Reed as the out-of-place-in-space courtesan, Ray Gillette; and Lucky Yates as the synthetic human with questionable morals, Algernop Krieger.
Now here’s a look at some of the preview we’ve gotten over the past few weeks – starting with PSA on why you should be wary of getting a rock monster aroused:
In the following teaser, we learn two very important things about the upcoming season: Lana and Sterling were once married (a nod to FOX’s The Orville?)… and that ended the moment Archer started channeling his inner-Captain Kirk:
In the following teaser – we get to see where Cheryl/Carol Tunt’s priorities stack up:
In this preview, Krieger proves why he’s the best person to go to about space safety. Probably.
Sterling knows who the scapegoat should be if/when things go wrong…
The series writers have been taking full advantage of the “It’s all in Archer’s head” theme, using it to their advantage to offer diferent takes on the characters, new environments, and unique storyline situations. In the past, Archer and the crew have found themselves in the film noir/dime novel detective-themed Archer: Dreamland. From there, it was a South Pacific world filled with spies, smuggling, and danger in Archer: Danger Island.
Here’s a look at the official trailer for Archer: 1999, shining a spotlight on the humorous side of sci-fi films like Alien – with our “special” team (in every sense of the word) of agents breaking beyond the bonds of Earth to spread humanity’s message across the universe.
You know? Like a disease…
Archer: 1999 is an animated, half-hour comedy that follows Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship. An important question arises as they explore deep space and try to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters: how do they survive each other?
Welcome to the space-tastic world of Archer: 1999.
FXX’s Archer: 1999 (the show’s 10th season return) premieres Wednesday, May 29, 2019.