We at all times needed Lana to maneuver on, however we had many concepts about how this could occur. Lana has rather a lot on her plate and we needed to verify she was interested by herself and AJ. Additionally, we needed Lana to be comfortable. In spite of everything these seasons, Lana deserves to be in a sort and loving relationship. We needed to discover sides of Lana that we hadn’t seen shortly on Archer. We additionally needed to discover how Archer may screw all of it up.
Because it’s established that Tobolowsky’s character was in Archer’s hospital whereas he was within the coma. Did you ever think about using an actor for Robert who appeared within the coma seasons as some sort of commentary on how he was nonetheless in Archer’s unconscious on some stage?
We had some nice visitor stars in the course of the coma seasons and the thought did cross our minds to attach Archer’s unconscious to actuality, however we needed extra of a separation between the coma seasons and this new season. Additionally, timeline-wise, it didn’t work out for us (extra on this in future episodes). Lastly, we loved the thought of characters making deep impacts on Archer’s psyche and that’s who exhibits up in his coma desires. Some examples are Trinette in Dreamland and Charles and Rudy making an look in Archer: 1999.
I feel it’s unbelievable that Pam is the one one who’s there for Archer in the long run and the one who could also be his sole buddy all through this season. Archer has often flirted with the concept Archer and Pam are extra endgame materials than Archer and Lana. What’s your tackle their relationship?
Archer and Pam have at all times had a particular relationship. The truth is, we frequently confer with Pam as the guts of the present as she is the kindest character. Certain, she could be brazen and raunchy, however on the finish of the day she could be very caring and can at all times have her buddies’ backs. We needed Pam to be excited that Archer is again. Certain, the Company could have been profitable whereas he was away, however Pam feels it was lacking a stage of pleasure and chaos that solely Archer can deliver.