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Archer Embarks on a Jungle Adventure in First Pulpy Trailer For Archer Season 9 "Danger Island"!

Finally! Fxx has cracked open the first trailer for Archer Season 9 "Danger Island" and it looks like it's going to be one hell of a fun season! The story is set in 1939 and it follows Archer as he flies to the South Pacific where he will embark on an Indiana Jones-style jungle adventure! Only it's not going to be as serious.

Just in case you aren't aware, this story is taking place in Archer's head. Archer has been in a coma since the Season 6 finale. I love that this time around the fans are going to get a wildly fun 30s-style pulp adventure.

This season of the animated spy comedy finds Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) as a semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot — a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu. It’s 1939, and while the rest of the world is concerned about the looming Second World War,
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Fxx Announces The Premiere Date of Archer Season 9!

Hey, Archer fans! Fxx has announced the Season 9, which is being called Archer: Danger Island, is set to premiere on April 25th! We also have a new photo from the highly anticipated season. I love this show, and Danger Island sounds like it's going to be an awesome new series! Here are the details on what story the new season will entail:

This season of the animated spy comedy finds Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) as a semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot — a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu. It’s 1939, and while the rest of the world is concerned about the looming Second World War, Archer is concerned only with who’s buying his next drink. Along with his trusty co-pilot/sidekick Pam (Amber Nash), Archer must navigate quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, poison darts and pirates in this dangerous and mysterious land.

Jessica Walter returns as Archer
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Zach Braff and Alan Cumming to be Honored at 2018 Scad aTVfest

The Savannah College of Art and Design (Scad) has announced the lineup and honorees for the sixth annual Scad aTVfest.

Actors Zach Braff and Alan Cumming have been selected as honorees at this year’s festival. Braff, best known for his role on “Scrubs” for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination and several Golden Globe nominations, will receive the Spotlight Award. Cumming, whose work on “The Good Wife” has won him multiple awards, will be honored with the Icon Award.

The aTVfest focuses on providing both industry professionals and Scad students with a space to discuss industry trends as well as network through pannels, screenings, and workshops. Some of this year’s panels include “Navigating the World of TV Writing,” “The State of New Media,” and “Trends in Branded Entertainment,” along with several below-the-line panels focused on “American Horror Story,” casting, costume design and post-production as well as a juried showcase of student and professional television
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‘Archer: Danger Island’: Watch the Cast Discover the First Details of Season 9

‘Archer: Danger Island’: Watch the Cast Discover the First Details of Season 9
Few times in history has someone been this excited to be a parrot.

Earlier this month at their Comic-Con panel, the cast and producers of “Archer” gathered to give fans an early glimpse at Season 9 of the animated show. Following the tradition of past themed seasons, like “Archer Vice” and the most recent “Dreamland,” “Archer: Danger Island” will once again take the central crew of the show and bring them to unfamiliar territory.

Read More‘Archer: Danger Island’: Season 9 Title and Premise Revealed, as Archer Heads to the South Pacific

But the big moment came when producer Matt Thompson provided some fresh Season 9 details.

The highlight of Thompson’s “quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, a volcano, and a talking, fucking parrot.” (The latter of that list will be voiced by Lucky Yates. Yes, Krieger’s spirit will now inhabit a tropical bird.)

Watch the full video of the
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Archer season 9: premiere date set

Kirsten Howard Mar 1, 2018

Archer: Danger Island will arrive at the end of April, it's been confirmed...

Remember when Archer was a show about spies?

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Adam Reed and Matt Thompson's outrageous animated series started its run all the way back in 2009 as a humble parody of the spy genre. As both the sensibilities of the show's characters and creators have grown and changed, the series has embraced experimentation by rebooting and 'de-booting' the show several times over. This strategy has slowly turned into the norm for the show, which allows Archer to take risks like slip into a film noir parody during last season's Archer: Dreamland.

The ninth season looks like it might be attempting the show's biggest re-invention yet, and we now know that
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Archer season 9 revealed to be Danger Island

Over the last few years Fxx’s animated spy comedy Archer has taken on specific themes with its seasons, beginning with Archer Vice and the most recent season as Archer Dreamland, inspired by the film noir genre.

At the Archer panel at the San Diego Comic Con, executive producer Matt Thompson and co-executive producer Casey Willis, along with the cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, revealed Archer‘s ninth season to be Archer Danger Island.

They didn’t given any specific plot details away, but judging from the picture shown it seems Archer will be taking a turn to piracy for the season. Archer Danger Island will be the penultimate season of the series after creator Adam Reed revealed he will end Archer at season ten. In the meantime, you can watch Sdcc’s Kingsman/Archer crossover short here.

Archer
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‘Archer: Danger Island’: Season 9 Title and Premise Revealed, as Archer Heads to the South Pacific

‘Archer: Danger Island’: Season 9 Title and Premise Revealed, as Archer Heads to the South Pacific
Archer is going even further back in time next season. After a year in “Dreamland” — specifically the year 1947 — “Archer: Danger Island,” Season 9, will take place in the spring of 1939 on a remote beach locale in the South Pacific.

Announced by executive producer Matt Thompson during the Comic-Con panel in San Diego, it was also unveiled that Archer will be a seaplane pilot with one eyepatch and two partners: One is Pam Poovy, his co-pilot who he’s gotten into “many scrapes” with across the globe. The other is a “talking, fucking” parrot named Crackers, who will be voiced by Lucky Yates (who usually plays Dr. Krieger).

Lana is a princess on the island, while Mallory is a bar owner and (unlike last season) Archer’s mother. Mallory’s character in “Dreamland” was not related to Archer, and voice actress Jessica Walter said she was glad the familial connection has been restored.
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Archer season 8: creator Adam Reed talks Dreamland and beyond

Kirsten Howard Jun 2, 2017

As Archer's eighth season comes to a close, Adam Reed opens up about the inspiration behind Dreamland...

This article contains spoilers for Archer season 8.

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When Adam Reed first created Archer for FX eight years ago, it's unlikely he thought it would go on as long as it has, but the success of the show and its subsequent renewals have given Reed and co. the chance to make bold moves with their storytelling.

Sterling Archer has gone from spy, to drug runner, to dad, to detective, to coma patient over the better part of a decade, and its this last sticky situation that led to season 8 plunging Archer and the other suddenly-not-so-familiar characters of Reed's series into Dreamland, a 1940s noir fantasy world
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‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed on the Show’s Surprising Move to Dreamland

‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed on the Show’s Surprising Move to Dreamland
The following contains plot details from the Season 7 premiere of “Archer” (“Archer: Dreamland”) and teases a few hints for upcoming Season 8 episodes. Reader discretion is advised.

Season 7 of “Archer” ended with one of the show’s biggest cliffhangers: Main character Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin), floating apparently dead in a swanky Los Angeles swimming pool. He’s not dead, we discover in the first few scenes of Season 8, which debuted Wednesday night on Fxx. But his faithful servant Woodhouse is; and Archer, while alive, has been in a coma for months. The shock is so great that Malory (Jessica Walter) and Lana (Aisha Tyler) are even being cordial to each other as they take turns sitting by his hospital bed.

But while they wait, Archer’s dreaming. “Archer: Dreamland” leaps from the show’s timeline into its protagonist’s dreamscape, in which Archer is the jaded noir detective some part of him always wanted to
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Liam Neeson to Play Philip Marlowe, Channing Tatum to Lead Netflix’s First Animated Film & More

With his second feature Mojave under his belt, writer-director William Monahan (The Departed) has decided to return to the writer’s chair with an adaptation of Benjamin Black‘s novel “The Black-Eyed Blonde.” Variety now reports that producers Nickel City Pictures and Gary Levinson have found their lead in Liam Neeson, whose no stranger to the dark crime underworld. Neeson will star in Marlowe as the titular character Philip Marlowe of Raymond Chandler fame.

The character has a special set of skills that involve being restless and lonely until a beautiful woman shakes up the hard-bit private detectives world, sending him on a dark quest through a twisted mystery. You know, classic noir stuff with Liam Neeson. Scribe Monahan said:

The book by Benjamin Black was a pleasure to adapt, and with Marlowe there’s no chance of even being asked to do it left-handed. You have to do Chandler justice,
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Channing Tatum to voice George Washington in Netflix’s first animated feature America: The Motion Picture

Netflix has set Channing Tatum to lend his voice to the United States’ first president George Washington in America: The Motion Picture, the streaming giant’s first foray into the world of feature animation.

Described as an R-rated revisionist history tale about the founding of the country, America: The Motion Picture has been scripted by Dave Callahan (The Expendables), who is producing alongside Matt Thompson and Adam Reed, the duo behind the acclaimed animated series Archer. Thompson is also attached to direct.

Tatum will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky and Matthew Vaughn’s spy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. He will soon begin production on J.C. Chandor’s Triple Frontier, and remains attached to 20th Century Fox’s planned X-Men spinoff Gambit.
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Netflix Cartoons to Get Drunk on History

Streaming overlords sign Channing Tatum to teach us something.

Ever since animation has been targeted at children, adults have thought it would be really cool if it was aimed at them instead. Once regulated to a late-night programming block of the Cartoon Network and a sub-genre of pornography, adult animated series are everywhere and chock full of the kinds of celebrities who were once called upon only to phone in performances on things like Shark Tale every so often. Adam Reed’s Archer has become a sweet moneymaker on FX and Raphael Bob-Waksberg Bojack Horseman has done massive inroads to make Netflix seem hip and with it. Which is probably why Netflix, per Deadline, has just signed on the voice of Channing Tatum to star in an animated movie penned by Dave Callaham, proud writer of “Untitled Zombieland Sequel,” which has yet to hit theaters. His feature-length movie for Netflix will be called America: The Motion Picture
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Movie News: 'Get Out' Director May Helm 'Akira'; Channing Tatum to Lead R-rated, Animated 'America'

Akira: Jordan Peele, who just broke out big with his feature directorial debut Get Out (above), is reportedly under serious consideration to direct Akira, the long-awaited live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga series about a biker gang and psychic powers. Last year we heard that Justin Lin was being eyed as director, though that never worked out. Marco Ramirez (Netflix's Daredevil) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay. [The Tracking Board]   America: The Motion Picture: Channing Tatum (Hail, Caesar!, above left) will voice the lead role of George Washington in the animated America: The Motion Picture. It's described as "an R-rated revisionist history tale," written by Dave Callaham (The Expendables) and to be directed by Matt Thompson...

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Channing Tatum to Play George Washington

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2017-03-31T12:34:25-07:00Channing Tatum to Play George Washington

Netflix’s first animated film is coming. It’s called America: The Motion Picture, and as reported by Deadline it’s “an R-rated revisionist history tale about the founding of the country.”

The film will star Channing Tatum as the voice of George Washington, and has a script by The ExpendablesDavid Callaham (who is also currently at work on an untitled Zombieland sequel). It will be produced by Matt Thompson and Adam Reed, the duo behind Archer, and Thompson will also direct.

While another joke-y revisionist history of the United States sounds paralyzingly boring, the associated talent is promising, and Netflix has a pretty good reputation for picking strong projects every time they move into a new content type or genre — think House of Cards (season 1 only, please!), Making a Murderer, Beasts of No Nation, etc.
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Channing Tatum Gets The ‘Archer’ Treatment in R-Rated Animated George Washington Flick

Channing Tatum Gets The ‘Archer’ Treatment in R-Rated Animated George Washington Flick
Netflix is joining the R-Rated animation club that includes the likes of “Sausage Party,” “Heavy Metal,” “South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut” and anime like “Akira,” “Appleseed” and more.

The streaming service is joining forces with director Matt Thompson and partner Adam Reed, the duo behind IndieWire favorite “Archer,” for the revisionist history tale “America: The Motion Picture.” And no, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke unless Deadline is two days ahead — Channing Tatum will voice George Washington.

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Dave Callaham, who wrote the script that acted as a starting point for Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables,” will write and produce. He also wrote “Zombieland 2” and acts as the showrunner on Amazon’s similarly themed action-comedy “Jean-Claude Van Johnson.”

Beyond voicing our first president, Tatum will also produce along with
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Channing Tatum Will Voice George Washington in an R-Rated Animated Film About America

Channing Tatum will be voicing our nation's first President, George Washington, in an animated film featuring a revisionist history of America. Deadline tells us Netflix will be pushing its first animated motion picture titled, America: The Motion Picture. The film is being produced by Tatum as well as the duo behind Archer. Dave Callaham, who wrote the first two Expendables movies, wrote the script, and Matt Thompson will be directing. 

I think I'm sold on what little info we know so far, how about you? Everything from the Archer team from Frisky Dingo to SeaLab 2021 has been gold, so I can't expect anything different from this. 
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Netflix Lines Up R-Rated Animated ‘America’ Film, Channing Tatum to Voice Lead

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Netflix Lines Up R-Rated Animated ‘America’ Film, Channing Tatum to Voice Lead
Netflix has taken its first step into animated feature films, as it will dedicate some of its $6 billion content budget toward financing “America: The Motion Picture,” an R-rated take on the founding of the country, TheWrap has learned.

Magic Mike XXL” star Channing Tatum will voice George Washington. Matt Thompson is directing, while Dave Callaham wrote the script and is producing, along with Thompson and his partner at Floyd Country, Adam Reed, who are behind edgy animated series “Archer.” Tatum is also producing with his Free Association partners Peter Kiernan and Reid Carolin, and Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Will Allegra.
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Newswire: Channing Tatum will voice George Washington in Netflix’s first animated film

Netflix has been producing original films for a couple of years now, including the Oscar-winning short documentary The White Helmets and, more recently, The Most Hated Woman In America. Now Deadline reports the streaming platform’s built up enough confidence to make its first foray into animated features, with a movie about our nation’s history. Archer executive producer Matt Thompson will direct America: A Motion Picture, which is described as “an R-rated revisionist history tale.” Channing Tatum has just signed on to voice George Washington, who will probably be a better dancer in this movie than in previous portrayals.

America: A Motion Picture is being written by Expendables scribe David Callaham, and has an animation dream team behind it: Thompson is producing the film with Adam Reed in conjunction with Tatum’s Free Association company, as well as Phil Lord and Chris Miller. There’s no start date for
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Netflix dabbles in its first animation and brings Channing Tatum along for the role of Potus. in America: The Motion Picture

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Author: Zehra Phelan

After successfully dabbling in feature length films, Netflix has stumped up the cash to venture into their first feature length animation, America: The Motion picture and have secured Channing Tatum to voice the character of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

It’s not only a first for Netflix. The Expendables and Zombieland 2 screenwriter, Dave Callaham, has penned the feature, his first animation too. Matt Thompson takes the helm in the director’s chair, Thompson also teams up with his Floyd County and animated series Archer, partner Adam Reid with Callaham to act as producers on the film with Tatum with his Free Association partners Peter Kiernan and Reid Carolin, and The Lego Movie and Tatum’s Jump Street directors Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Will Allegra at Lord Miller.

Channing Tatum and Steve Carell

There is a whole host of exceptional talent
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Netflix Sets First Animated Film ‘America’; Channing Tatum Voicing George Washington

Netflix Sets First Animated Film ‘America’; Channing Tatum Voicing George Washington
Exclusive: Netflix has stepped up to its first major animated feature film. It will finance America: The Motion Picture, an R-rated revisionist history tale about the founding of the country, with Channing Tatum voicing the lead role of George Washington. Dave Callaham wrote the script, and Matt Thompson is directing. Callaham is producing and so is Thompson and his Floyd County partner Adam Reed, the duo behind the animated series Archer. Tatum is also producing with his…
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