FX’s animated spy comedy “Archer” is one of those shows eccentric enough that you can believe the stories that the show’s producers have been floating the idea of a live-action adaptation to be produced after the show wraps.
Now, speaking to The Daily Beast, producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis discuss the chances of an “Archer” film series which is something creator Adam Reed has suggested in the past:
“It’s all up to whatever Adam [Reed] wants to do, but he and I have definitely talked about it. I think we talk about it once every two years. We vacillate between if you do it, why are you doing the TV show? And should it be live-action, or should it be cartoon? The talk is there, we just still haven’t decided. I don’t think there will be a movie before the last episode of Archer airs on TV. I don’t think we’ll make a movie before the series finishes.”
The staff on the show reportedly have only one actor in mind for the live-action version of the title role of Sterling Archer – “Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm:
“If Archer goes live-action, I do believe it will be Jon Hamm. Maybe you could do it with Jon Benjamin’s voice coming out of him? I don’t know. Adam is always like, ‘I don’t know if I want the movie to be live-action because I want it to be Jon Benjamin!’ But if it is live-action – and if it is not Jon Benjamin – it is our greatest hope that it would be Jon Hamm. I can say that with confidence.”
“Archer” wrapped its seventh season on the network last week.