Archer is back, and now armed with a child. Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and Lana (Aisha Tyler) conceived a child, and now that the baby is here, Lana’s left dealing with it. Guff landed a one-on-one interview with Tyler after the Archer panel for the Television Critics Association last weekend. The spy agency formerly called ISIS has now been taken over by the CIA, as a way for the creators to subtly remove the initials now associated with real life terrorists. The gang is still up to all their usual shenanigans though, and Tyler told us all about the new season, as well has her gaming and entrepreneurial endeavors. Archer airs Thursdays at 10PM on FX.
Guff: What is Lana like as a mom?
Aisha Tyler: Oh, look, she’s the most competent person on the entire Archer team. She’s the only person there who is a real effective spy. Archer said himself in the first episode this season, everything just kind of works out for him without him trying. Lana’s the one that reads the briefing manual and knows what’s going on so she’s an excellent parent. Very defensive, a bit of a ferocious mama bear but a really good mom.
Guff: People like Archer who think things just work out don’t realize there’s one person making it all work out.
AT: Right, exactly. Exactly, and it’s usually Lana back at the agency. We’re not ISIS anymore. Now we’re part of the CIA.