Archer producers want to work with Jon Hamm for live-action film

Wrapping up its seventh season, Archer ended on a massive cliffhanger on Thursday night.

While the FX’s dearly beloved animated spy series has not be renewed for an eighth season, there’s been talk of a feature-film based on the show.

Reported by The Daily Beast, they asked executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis prior to the Season 7 finale if the TV show was going to be turned into a film. Both agreed that it was ultimately down to the creator of the show Adam Reed to make the call.

“It’s all up to whatever Adam [Reed] wants to do, but he and I have definitely talked about it,” Thompson tells The Daily Beast.

“I think we talk about it once every two years. We vacillate between if you do it, why are you doing the TV show? And should it be live-action, or should it be cartoon? The talk is there, we just still haven’t decided. ”

The animated version of Sterling Archer is voiced by H. Jon Benjamin and if the series were to be turned into a live-action film, the Archer team only had one actor in mind to play the role of Sterling.

“It’s Jon Hamm,” says Thompson, firmly.

“If Archer goes live-action, I do believe it will be Jon Hamm. Maybe you could do it with Jon Benjamin’s voice coming out of him? I don’t know. Adam is always like, ‘I don’t know if I want the movie to be live-action because I want it to be Jon Benjamin!’ But if it is live-action—and if it is not Jon Benjamin—it is our greatest hope that it would be Jon Hamm. I can say that with confidence.”


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