October 12, 2014

Archer drops ISIS

There’ll be no more ISIS in the excellent animated FX series Archer. Series creator Adam Reed, in piece at The Daily Beast:

“We won’t say ISIS anymore, and the only visual representation of it will be that sign rolling off the show,” said exec producer Thompson. “It’s just the most awful thing, and we didn’t want to have anything to do with it. There were people online saying that we should address it and say, ‘Oh, I can’t believe these guys have co-opted our name.’ That’s the way South Park would do it, coming after them and saying, ‘These assholes stole our name,’ but that’s not the way the Archer universe works, where it’s all our own creations. In our universe, they don’t exist.”

Reed also said that they were hoping ISIS would just go away. No such luck unfortunately.

I was wondering how long Archer would keep the ISIS name, given the headlines and horrors that most people associate with it these days.

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