Newswire: Archer’s going back in time for season eight

The audience at New York Comic Con’s Archer panel cheered at the news that season eight of the animated espionage show is subtitled Archer: Dreamland, and will take place entirely in 1947. While surprising in its randomness, the hard-left turn isn’t; Archer has managed to remain fresh by methodically pulling the rug out under the show’s premise. The unfortunately-named private spy agency ISIS and its staff have been reassembled in various permutations over the years, most recently as private investigators in the employ of the Figgis Agency. And producers seem to be taking this ritual deconstruction a step further, confirming that while all of the main characters will be return, they will be in different roles with ”slightly different origin stories.” So if you’ve always wanted to see Pam as the tough-as-balls editor of the Chicago Tribune, or wonder what Ray would be like if he …

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