nerd radio

Tune in live Thursday from 9pm est

FX’s Archer to Drop “ISIS” Name

October 13th, 2014 by Todd Black Comments

The International Secret Intelligence Service, or ISIS, has long been part of the joke on FX’s Archer. yet in acknowledgement of the now real-life group ISIS, the showrunners are dumping the name, and making sure it’s never used again, according to the Daily Beast.

“We were waiting for it to go away – at least I was. Back in season 5, FX said, ‘This might be a thing,’ and I thought, ‘Maybe it won’t be? Maybe it’ll be the mole that I’m gonna ignore and nothing will happen.’ We got sort of lucky and could organically make a merger with the CIA, so we went back and retroactively painted out the ISIS logos in parts of the show, and we just don’t talk about it in dialogue.” said creator Adam Reed

He goes on,

“We won’t say ISIS anymore, and the only visual representation of it will be that sign rolling off the show. It’s just the most awful thing, and we didn’t want to have anything to do with it.”

Let us know your thoughts below, @NerdFollowing on Twitter or on Facebook

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!

Proudly Powered By WordPress