You know what sucks? Using a name on your show for five years, to the point where it becomes integral to the narrative, only to have real world events come in and completely change the connotations of said name. Which is vaguely what happened to FX’s Archer after ISIS popped up over the past year and became the worst thing since Ebola and pumpkin spice lattes. Anyway, a contingency plan has been put in place to ensure that the show quickly and quietly distances itself from ISIS, and after the fifth season’s Archer: Vice, the show has apparently found itself an easy out.
As described by executive producer Matt Thompson, the only visual representation will be movers rolling away a large ISIS sign in the background behind Jessica Walter’s character Malory Archer. A few other ISIS signs have been painting out and the name will not again be spoken aloud. According to The Daily Beast, Walters recorded new lines to stress that everyone now works for the CIA, following the events of season five, Archer: Vice. The militant group, meanwhile, does not and will not exist in the show’s universe. SOURCE
Considering the show spent an entire season letting Archer and the rest of the gang run around smuggling cocaine and weapons, I don’t think anyone would hold the whole unfortunate ISIS/ISIS thing against them. I mean, it’s well established that everyone on the show exists somewhere between chaotic/good and chaotic/neutral, so the characters still have a fundamental goodness, even if they are certifiably bonkers. Hell, Pam spent the season eating nothing but cocain cupcakes and cocaine whipped cream, and everyone still loves her! Because she’s
got huge hooters Pam!