Reed has retooled the show twice before: first in 2014 for Vice, which sent the super-spy team f.k.a. ISIS to Miami for a coke-fueled identity crisis, then again for last year's SoCal relocation. Season 8 will be the first time Archer pinpoints an exact year for its revamp. Expect plenty of pop-culture references new and old.
If you stood in the camp of fans who didn't enjoy the drastic Vice shift, fear not. Archer is more about the characters' toxic relationships than their shenanigans, meaning they can be anywhere, doing anything, and they'll still be hilarious jerks to each other.
There's also a greater plan at work. As Reed told this reporter last year, he's keen on exploring season-long arcs. Season 7 very purposely set up Dreamland, for example, and the creator only has plans for two more installments after this one. With the end in sight, Reed told me during his Season 7 press tour that the gang will "be private eyes for a while to come."