Burt Reynolds to play himself on new season of “Archer”

When Archer returns for its third season in January, FX’s outrageous animated spy romp will count iconic actor Burt Reynolds among its guest stars. But in a twist, Reynolds will not be playing a fictional super spy, but himself in an episode titled “The Man From Jupiter.” (It’s a nod to Reynolds’ hometown of Jupiter, Fla., not the giant gas planet.) Archer creator Adam Reed says in a release that the person most thrilled with the announcement is his show’s main character, Sterling Archer. “Archer constantly tries to imitate Burt and always raves about Burt’s movies and all-around awesomeness. So to have Burt recording voice-overs for the show was just amazing.”

It remains to be seen if Archer’s hero worship of Reynolds will survive the movie icon’s decision to date Archer’s mother and Boss, Malory.

Photo: Credit: Floyd County Productions/FX

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