FX Orders New Animated Series ‘Cassius and Clay’ from ‘Archer’ and ‘Modern Family’ EPs
Archer is getting a new home for its seventh season, as the production company that brings us the hit animated series prepares to kick another show into gear, Cassius and Clay.
FX originally ordered the project to pilot in May and has now announced that they have picked up a full 10 episode first season of the new animated action-buddy comedy.
The series stars Always Sunny‘s Kaitlin Olson as Cassius and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp‘s Lake Bell as Clay, two bandits looking to survive in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic American South.
“Tearing through the Smoky Mountains, Cassius and Clay don’t just survive the end of the world – they thrive on it with a pack of misfits who persevere against all odds in this Southern-fried apocalypse,” said Grad in a statement. “Our thanks to Adam and Megan for creating this hilarious and twisted tale and to Kaitlin, Lake, Susan and the rest of the voice cast for bringing these characters to life in all their damaged glory.”
Archer creator and EP Adam Reed will write and executive produce the new series, along with Megan Ganz (Modern Family, Community). Reed’s Floyd County Productions (Archer, Chozen) and Matt Thompson (Archer) will also serve as executive produce.
Additional members of the voice cast include: Susan Sarandon, Jeffrey Tambor, JB Smoove, Kevin Michael Richardson, Stephen Root, Katy Mixon and Robert Patrick.
Read the full character descriptions, per FX, below:
Kaitlin Olson will play CASSIUS CORDWOOD, a hard-drinking, quick-thinking, fast-talking bull-shitter who has more debts than sense.
Lake Bell will play SHOPCARTER CLAY, the fastest gun in the post-apocalyptic South — she doesn’t go looking for trouble, she shares a station wagon with it.
Susan Sarandon will play CONNIE MACK, the ruthless and cutthroat owner of Wilke’s only saloon and brothel. Mack runs the booze, the girls, the whole goddamn town, really.
JB Smoove will play DOC BENZ, the town’s only doctor, locked in a dysfunctional, co-dependent relationship with Smiffy (who carts the Doc’s ornery, legless ass around).
Kevin Michael Richardson will play SMIFFY, the enormous blacksmith, a gentle giant who can fix anything so long as Doc says it’s okay.
Jeffrey Tambor will play MAYOR WAITSTILL WEEKS, the utterly powerless and disregarded mayor of Wilke, who’s barely in charge of his own newspaper, which only he reads.
Katy Mixon will play JACK RUBY, head-whore of The Snug, Connie Mack’s number two and the Mayor’s number one.
Robert Patrick will play REEVER GRINT, the terrifying tax-collector from Richway, the crookedest of all the crooked sheriffs.
Stephen Root will play ODUM, the ever-scheming deputy who’s always under Grint’s bootheel, which is really the best place for such a greasy lickspittle.
Archer will move to FXX for its seventh season and be paired with Cassius and Clay in 2016.
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