The animated comedy follows Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin), a former spy who now works as a private investigator. Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, and Amber Nash also provide voices.
In the interview, Thompson said they do have a plan for season eight but are still waiting for FX to renew the show:
We have a plan in place, it’s just FX has not announced if we’re renewed or not. Talks are on-going. One way or the other I know we’ll know by the time we get to Comic-Con by the end of July … that Comic-Con might be pretty interesting.”
He added that the spin-off mentioned at the end of season seven might actually happen:
I love Archer and Archer-bot hanging out together. Those two guys together are just great, and I think what [creator Adam Reed] realized as he was writing them is what perfect buddy is there for Archer but himself? We do have a couple different ideas that we’re avidly talking to FX about and that’s actually in the mix. Think “Simon & Simon,” but not.”
Regarding season eight, Thompson says the show can go anywhere:
Everything’s on the table. There’s even a world where we go back to being spies. The discussions are all on-going right now. And there’s “Simon & Simon.”
What do you think? Do you watch Archer? What do you hope happens in the next season?