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‘Archer’ Creator on the (Possible) Death of Sterling Archer and Why Season 10 Might Not Be the End

‘Archer’ Creator on the (Possible) Death of Sterling Archer and Why Season 10 Might Not Be the End

“Archer” creator Adam Reed knows that on modern television, death can be disposable.

“If you think interest is flagging, that’s always a great way to make people pay attention,” Reed said in an interview with IndieWire. Even though Reed said he’s “always volunteering to kill Ray,” the character he’s voiced for nine seasons, the writer doesn’t treat his characters as a mere means to make headlines — even the small ones. In Season 5, a perpetually bulletproof recurring character named Brett Bunson took a fatal shot to the head.

“We all took that really hard at the office because Neal Holman, our art director, has always voiced Brett,” Reed said. “We all miss Brett, but we can’t bring him back unless you want to do some crazy retcon, and then it sort of lowers the stakes.”

The death of a minor character like Brett may not be

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