As Archer's eighth season comes to a close, Adam Reed opens up about the inspiration behind Dreamland...
This article contains spoilers for Archer season 8.
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When Adam Reed first created Archer for FX eight years ago, it's unlikely he thought it would go on as long as it has, but the success of the show and its subsequent renewals have given Reed and co. the chance to make bold moves with their storytelling.
Sterling Archer has gone from spy, to drug runner, to dad, to detective, to coma patient over the better part of a decade, and its this last sticky situation that led to season 8 plunging Archer and the other suddenly-not-so-familiar characters of Reed's series into Dreamland, a 1940s noir fantasy world