USA TV - Animated spy series 'Archer' returns to FX next month
Archer, an animated, half-hour comedy, revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillances is daunting and enigmatic, every covert operation and global crisis are actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gains and selfish pleasures.
The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy "Sterling Archer"; Aisha Tyler as fellow agent provocateur "Lana Kane"; Jessica Walter as Archer's domineering mother and the rapacious CEO of ISIS, "Mallory Archer"; Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller of ISIS, "Cyril Figgis"; Judy Greer as Malloy's loquacious secretary, "Cheryl"; Amber Nash as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, "Pam Poovey"; and George Coe as Archer's elderly and always exploited butler, "Woodhouse."
After just a 10-episode debut season, Archer has gained critical exaltation, a fervid fan base and clear reverence within the television industry. In 2010, H. Jon Benjamin received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work as the show's title character. FX has ordered 13 episodes for season two.
The first episode of season two, titled "Swiss Miss", will air on FX in the USA on Thursday 27th January 2010.
In yet another attempt to secure funding for ISIS, Malory drags her agents to the luxury winter resort town of Gstaad to protect a Swiss billionaire's daughter from a kidnapping threat. But Archer soon finds out the real threat is his protectee: an underage nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to bed the worldâs greatest spy.
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