Spoilers for the Archer Season 9 premiere. Your favorite animated spy Archer is sadly still in a coma, but that doesn't mean his adventures don't go on. For Season 9, the FXX series reinvents itself again for Archer: Danger Island. Like they did for Season 8's Dreamland, the cast's personas change for this new adventure. The April 25 premiere introduces fans to the Archer: Danger Island characters. And while it's no trouble figuring out who is who, this guide breaks down who exactly fans will be following throughout this new mission.
Season 8 started with Archer in a coma for three months with the rest of the events of Dreamland taking place only in Archer's mind. The same premise goes for Danger Island, although the premiere episode only subtly references Archer's coma. It's tricky, since the episode starts with a sleeping Archer, but there's no update on him in the real world in the first episode of Season 9. Instead, Danger Island jumps right into another one of Archer's coma-induced dreams. This time, Archer is living in his mother's resort on the South Pacific island of Mitimotu in 1939.
The time and place for Season 9 are different, but the people who create Archer said in a First Look video that the biggest alteration is the characters. "The thing that's changed the most out of the last nine seasons is the characters themselves," executive producer Matt Thompson said.
Archer, Pam, Lana, Cyril, Cheryl, Krieger, Ray, and Malory are all present in the premiere episode of Danger Island — "Strange Pilot." But while their core personalities remain intact, there are some major updates to their identities.