According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Archer” has officially been renewed for Season 13. The series has already figured out a way to carry on without Malory, as THR notes the loss of Walter will be “creatively addressed” in upcoming episodes. Variety adds that the already-airing Season 12 will confront the character’s absence. This isn’t the first time the “Archer” crew has dealt with the death of a regular member of its voice cast.
Per Variety, on July 18, 2015, George Coe, who voiced Sterling Archer’s subservient butler Woodhouse for the series’ first seven seasons, passed away at 86. The show handled his death by having Woodhouse die offscreen during the show’s eighth season. Archer, who was comatose at the time, absorbed the news of Woodhouse’s passing while unconscious, influencing his dream state. The entire eighth season featured an alternate reality of Archer’s dream as he imagined himself as a private detective searching for Woodhouse’s killer. We expect “Archer” to give Malory a send-off that’s just as entertaining.