FXX Orders ‘Cassius and Clay’ and Gets ‘Archer’s Seventh Season

FXX Greenlights Cassius and Clay, Gets Archer Season 7
Clay (voice of Lake Bell) and Cassius (voice Kaitlin Olson) – Photo Credit: FXX

Kaitlin Olson and Lake Bell will be voicing the lead characters in the animated comedy Cassius and Clay coming to FXX in 2016. Also heading to FXX is the seventh season of the boundary-pushing animated series Archer which will, according to the network, be paired with Cassius and Clay. Archer‘s Adam Reed is writing and executive producing Cassius and Clay‘s 10 episode first season. Megan Ganz and Matt Thompson are also on board as executive producers.

Susan Sarandon will also have a starring role in Cassius and Clay, with Jeffrey Tambor, JB Smoove, Kevin Michael Richardson, Stephen Root, Katy Mixon, and Robert Patrick contributing to season one.

“Tearing through the Smoky Mountains, Cassius and Clay don’t just survive the end of the world – they thrive on it with a pack of misfits who persevere against all odds in this Southern-fried apocalypse,” said Nick Grad, President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. “Our thanks to Adam and Megan for creating this hilarious and twisted tale and to Kaitlin, Lake, Susan and the rest of the voice cast for bringing these characters to life in all their damaged glory.”

The Cassius and Clay Cast, Courtesy of FXX:

Kaitlin Olson will play CASSIUS CORDWOOD, a hard-drinking, quick-thinking, fast-talking bull-shitter who has more debts than sense.

Lake Bell will play SHOPCARTER CLAY, the fastest gun in the post-apocalyptic South — she doesn’t go looking for trouble, she shares a station wagon with it.

Susan Sarandon will play CONNIE MACK, the ruthless and cutthroat owner of Wilke’s only saloon and brothel. Mack runs the booze, the girls, the whole goddamn town, really.

JB Smoove will play DOC BENZ, the town’s only doctor, locked in a dysfunctional, co-dependent relationship with Smiffy (who carts the Doc’s ornery, legless ass around).

Kevin Michael Richardson will play SMIFFY, the enormous blacksmith, a gentle giant who can fix anything so long as Doc says it’s okay.

Jeffrey Tambor will play MAYOR WAITSTILL WEEKS, the utterly powerless and disregarded mayor of Wilke, who’s barely in charge of his own newspaper, which only he reads.

Katy Mixon will play JACK RUBY, head-whore of The Snug, Connie Mack’s number two and the Mayor’s number one.

Robert Patrick will play REEVER GRINT, the terrifying tax-collector from Richway, the crookedest of all the crooked sheriffs.

Stephen Root will play ODUM, the ever-scheming deputy who’s always under Grint’s bootheel, which is really the best place for such a greasy lickspittle.

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