Archer Season 11: Release Date, Trailer, Episodes, Cast, and News

Sterling Archer has returned to the land of the living and is back to the spy game in Archer season 11.

Archer Season 11 Release Date Trailer
Photo: FXX

Sterling Archer has returned to the land of the living…finally. 

After originally being scheduled for a May 2020 release, Archer season 11 was pulled from the calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the FXX series officially made its debut on Sept. 16. The season will feature eight episodes. In a first for the show, episodes will be available the next day on FX on Hulu.

Archer appears to be back in the saddle and no worse for wear, aside from the use of a very cool tactical cane. It even seems as though the show has returned to Archer’s original offices…though presumably it won’t have the same “ISIS” name. Keep up with everything we know about Archer season 11 here!

Archer Season 11 Release Date

Archer season 11 premiered with two episodes on Sept. 16 at 10 p.m. ET on FXX. Next up for the series is episode 3, “Helping Hands.” Here is a synopsis courtesy of FXX.

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The agency attempts to steal experimental technology from a reclusive inventor, but they forget one vital item.

Archer Season 11 Trailer

FXX was also nice enough to unveil the season 11 trailer alongside the release date announcement.

Archer Season 11 Episode Guide

Archer season 11 will contain eight episodes. Here are the titles, schedule, and synopsis for each:

Archer Season 11 Episode 1: The Orpheus Gambit

Archer is back in the spy game and his first mission is to guard a priceless statue; then, he must tell Lana his true feelings and get blind drunk.

Original Airdate: 9/16/20

Archer Season 11 Episode 2: Bloodsploosh

Archer and the gang attend a martial arts tournament to capture an international arms dealer.

Original airdate: 9/16/20

Archer Season 11 Episode 3: Helping Hands

The agency attempts to steal experimental technology from a reclusive inventor, but they forget one vital item.

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Original airdate: 9/23/20

Archer Season 11 Episode 4: Robot Factory

Archer and the gang team up with Barry to stop an army of Barrys from turning the world into Barrys.

Original airdate: 9/30/20

Archer Season 11 Episode 5: Best Friends

Archer is smitten with his new valet, Aleister, who promotes exercise; Archer just wants to eat.

Original airdate: 10/7/20

Archer Season 11 Episode 6: Double Date

Original airdate: 10/14/20

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Archer Season 11 Episode 7: Caught Napping

Original airdate: 10/21/20

Archer Season 11 Episode 8: Cold Fusion

Original airdate: 10/28/20

Archer Season 11 Cast

Archer stars H. Jon Benjamin as the titular spy. The rest of the cast is made up of Aisha Tyler as fellow spy Lana, Chris Parnell as the newly confident Cyril Figgis, Amber Nash as former (and maybe current?) HR director Pam Poovey, Judy Greer as the “surprisingly well-adjusted” Cheryl/Carol Tunt, Adam Reed as the exhausting Ray, Lucky Yates as truly mad scientist Krieger, and Jessica Walter as Archer’s mother Mallory.

Archer Season 11 News

While season 11 was a long wait for Archer fans, it was an even longer wait for Sterling Archer himself. Recall that the superspy has not actually been in the land of the living since 2016 when Archer season 7 ended. That year concluded with Archer riddled with bullets, face down in a Hollywood pool. The following seasons featured Archer’s elaborate “coma” dreams.

Season 8 was Archer: Dreamland, a noir-tinged hardboiled detective story. Season 9 was Archer: Danger Island, a swashbuckling adventure. Season 10 was Archer: 1999, an Alien-esque space story. In Archer season 11, however, Sterling is finally returning to both the real world and the spy world. Per FXX’s plot description: 

“While many things changed during his absence, Archer is confident it will take just a little time for him to reset things back to the old ways. The problem: does the rest of the team want that? Everyone else has been doing pretty well and may not be ready for his return to throw a wrench in their well-oiled machine.

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The old ways are pretty gosh darn destructive for Archer. He’ll probably be back in a coma in no time.