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Archer Dreamland, the eighth season of Archer was ordered by FX on June 21, 2016, and debuted on April 5, 2017, on FX's sister channel FXX.

Season Synopsis[]

Season 8 of Archer revolves around a comatose Sterling Archer in a dream as a hard-boiled private eye and his quest to find his partner’s killer in 1947 Los Angeles. The case proves to be more difficult than expected after Archer quickly gets mixed up in a deadly game of tug of war between Los Angeles' most powerful crime bosses. Every clue leads Archer further away from his goal and deeper into a mystery involving kidnapping, prostitution and drug addiction.

Show producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson say Archer will meet alter-ego versions of the Archer characters you know and love over the course of the Dreamland season.


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Air Date
Production Code Season Ep. # Overall Ep. #
Archer s8e1 Title "No Good Deed" April 05, 2017 XAR08001 1 86
Archer tries to find the murderer of his partner Woodhouse, but accidentally gets in bed with Mother, a notorious L.A. crime boss.
Archer s8e2 Title "Berenice" April 12, 2017 XAR08002 2 87
A mysterious woman hires Archer to fake her own death, but Sterling is unable to rise to the occasion.
Archer s8e3 Title "Jane Doe" April 19, 2017 XAR08003 3 88
Archer tries to escape from jail with the help of a crazed heiress and a dysfunctional jazz quartet.
Archer s8e4 Title "Ladyfingers" April 26, 2017 XAR08004 4 89
While investigating a kidnapping, Archer reveals too much about Figgis, and Krieger reveals too much about his past.
Archer s8e5 Title "Sleepers Wake" May 03, 2017 XAR08005 5 90
Dutch (Barry) becomes a new man while Archer's ransom exchange goes up in smoke.
Archer s8e6 Title "Waxing Gibbous" May 10, 2017 XAR08006 6 91
All roads lead to Len Trexler as Archer and the gang try to avoid unfriendly ghosts.
Archer s8e7 Title "Gramercy, Halberd!" May 17, 2017 XAR08007 7 92
Archer and Trexler try to escape a rampaging Dutch by telling the world's worst knock-knock joke.
Archer 0808 sunset "Auflösung" May 24, 2017 XAR08008 8 93
Archer visits Dreamland and receives a big break that leads him to Woodhouse's killer.


Cultural References[]


  • Season 8 is the second season to be a Themed Season and the second to have a season sub-title: "Dreamland".
  • Season 8 is the first season to be aired on FXX.
  • Season 8 is the first season to have its episode number limited to 8.
  • Show creator Adam Reed has stated that season 8 is the darkest season in the series.
  • Archer was renewed for Season 8 through 10.[1]
  • The opening title sequence has once again undergone many image changes to reflect Season 8's overall 1940's film noir, art deco theme. However, a few Los Angeles landmarks still remain from Season 7.
  • Season 8 marks the first time the Opening Theme Music has been altered. It has been given more of a Jazz sound to match the theme of this season.
  • The interactive mobile game, Archer, P.I. is designed to be played along with season 8 with each level of the game corresponding to a single episode as the season progresses.
  • Season 8 is the first season to feature Barry Dylan (as Dutch Dylan) in every episode, making him a main character.
  • Season 8 was originally planned to be the final season of Archer until Adam Reed had a “brain explosion” that led him to believe that he could maintain interest for two more seasons. [2]



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