‘Archer’ Season 7 Moves to FXX, FX Orders ‘Louie’ Companion With Pamela Adlon
FX has released a flurry of news from the ongoing Television Critics Association press tour, between a renewed Strain and its hottest premieres, but the latest news might prove more worrisome. After six seasons, Archer will move to FXX (gaining a new companion series), while FX has officially granted Louie star Pamela Adlon her own series.
Archer will premiere in 2016 on FXX (seemingly a demotion, though FX insists on building FXX as its comedy arm), alongside creator Adam Reed’s new similarly animated series Cassius and Clay. The new animated series stars Always Sunny vet Kaitlin Olson as “Cassius” and Lake Bell as “Clay,” “two bandits looking to survive in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic American South.” We’ve included the first shot below:
Additionally, FX has given a series order to Pamela Adlon’s Better Things, not a spinoff of Louie per se, but produced and co-written by Louis C.K. So reads the logline:
What’s it like to be a working woman raising three daughters on her own? Don’t ask. Ok. Since you asked. Things get gnarly. And bloody. And funny. Well to you, anyway. In Better Things, Adlon plays Sam, a working actor with no filter trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two, and also - just maybe - squeeze in some private time once in a while. Her life is funny to watch, but you wouldn’t want to live it (except sometimes).
Apart from starring, Adlon will serve as an executive producer alongside C.K. Included in the cast are Mikey Madison, Riley Watson, and Olivia Edward as the three daughters, while the first season will consist of 10 episodes.
The day is young, and may yet bring more news on either series, but will Archer lose steam, even with a new partner on FXX? Will we be seeing far less of Pamela, whenever Louie returns for another round?