The second season of Archer, the animated spy spoof with an attitude, premieres tonight on FX. The series takes the idea of James Bond and takes it to a darker, bawdier place, with more than a healthy dose of snark.
The voice cast is headed up by Jon Benjamin as Archer, and surrounded by talent with Jessica Walter as his boss and mother, plus Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and George Coe. If you need catching up, as well as an idea of what you're in for, here's a PSA the show put together using clips from the first season.
To prepare for tonight's debut, FX also has a few things to help get you in the mood.
For a soundtrack, you can listen to the "Archer Horizontal Mambo Mix" on the show's own Pandora channel. When I looked it up online, these were the first dirty dozen tracks to shuffle onto my laptop…
"Boom Boom Pow," Black-Eyed Peas
"Black is Black," Rick Springfield
"Another One Bites the Dust," Queen
"You Make My Dreams," Hall & Oates
"Come Together," Aerosmith
"Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe," Barry White
"The Final Countdown," Europe
"Ready or Not," The Fugees
"Get Down Tonight," K.C. and the Sunshine Band
"Neutron Dance," The Pointer Sisters
"SexyBack," Justin Timberlake
"Addicted To Love," Robert Palmer
OK. So now you know that Archer's idea of a sex-mixtape isn't exactly suave or subtle.
But there's more. FX has a production blog for Archer. Not much there yet, but there is a post suggesting what you include for you and your guests at a viewing party. Scotch, fireworks and gummi bears, oh my!
Here's a clip from an upcoming episode of the second season:
And if you'd like to hear more from the show's creator, Adam Reed, our friend and yours Jesse Thorn interviewed him for TSOYA. Listen up!