The thirteenth season is the charm.
The animated spy series Archer has been renewed for a 13th season. Constantly praised by critics, the series has been nominated at the Emmys several times, and won on three occasions, including Outstanding Animated Program in 2016. The show parodies spy stories like the James Bond franchise, but has repeatedly and cleverly broken its own formula.
With the renewal, Season 13 will have to decide what to do about the character of Malory Archer, the mother of the title character, voiced by Jessica Walter, who tragically passed away earlier this year. Walter was able to record all voice work for her character on Season 12, which is currently airing. For Season 13, however, creator and showrunner Adam Reed will have to do one of two impossible choices: find another voice for a character that was turned into a fan favorite, or write her character off. If the past is any indication, the latter option seems most likely to happen. In 2015, actor George Coe passed away and his character Woodhouse was written off instead of recast.