Archer is renewed through Season 10, but that will be the last in the animated comedy’s run, series creator Adam Reed revealed during a recent appearance on the Modern School of Film’s Murmur podcast (via TVLine).
“I don’t know that anybody has talked about that, but that is definitely my plan – to do 8, 9, and 10 and they’re gonna be each shorter seasons of just eight episodes – and then wind it up.
I was gonna end it after 8, but then I had sort of a brain explosion of a way that I could do three more seasons and really keep my interest up. So the three seasons that are coming up are gonna be pretty different from what has come before, and they’re gonna be different from each other.”
The announcement gives Reed and his team plenty of time to craft a proper ending that — hopefully — brings closure to the series.
Archer Season 8 premieres Jan. 2017 on FXX.