Archer Creator to Debut New Female-Led Series Cassius and Clay for FXX
Lady bandits? Sign us up!
Archer fans now have a female-led animated series to look forward to on FXX! Archer creator Adam Reed is teaming up with Modern Family writer Megan Ganz on a new animated series called Cassius and Clay, which stars Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) and Susan Sarandon (you should totally already know who she is, y’all).
Cassius and Clay is an action-buddy comedy set in the post-apocalyptic American South in a town called Wilke, and follows two female bandits. Olson plays Ordwood Cassius, a hard drinker who can’t seem to stop racking up debt; Bell plays Shopcarter Clay, the fastest gun in the South who never looks for trouble, but always seems find it while palling around with Cassius; and Sarandon plays Connie Mack, who runs the town only saloon/brothel and runs the town’s alcohol, the girls – pretty much the whole town.
In addition to those amazing series regulars, Cassius and Clay also has some amazing guest voices lined up, including JB Smoove as town doctor, Doc Benz, who happens to have no legs; Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as Smiffy, the town blacksmith who also carries Doc Benz around; Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) as Waitstill Weeks, the mostly-ignored mayor of Wilke; Stephen Root (King of the Hill) as Preacher, a good-natured man of God; Katy Mixon (Mike & Molly) as “sister-whores” Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey; and Robert Patrick (Scorpion) as Reever Grint, the most crooked of all sheriffs.
Archer‘s seventh season is going to be moving to FXX from FX (so many X’s!) to accompany Cassius and Clay when its 10-episode first season premieres in 2016.
So, are you down with female bandits in the post-apocalyptic deep-fried South? What do you think of Cassius and Clay?
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
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