The seventh season changes its setting from New York City to Los Angeles and follows the main characters as they run a private investigation agency in Hollywood.
This takes inspiration from Magnum, P.I.
They also changed the series from the 1960s-aesthetic to a 1970s-style, which included new clothing for the main characters.
The seventh season also marked the first time the show had a composer, J. G. Thirlwell, scoring the soundtrack for the season, a notable difference from previous seasons, in which only the opening and ending music themes were made by composers (Scott Sims and Mel Young, respectively), and the episodes used stock library music.
On February 1, 2016, a trailer for the show’s seventh season was released. The trailer was a shot-for-shot remake of the opening scene of Magnum, P.I.
Pictures of female Archer characters appeared in both the online and print versions of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
On March 11, 2016, a new trailer for the show—a PSA in which Sterling and Lana instruct the audience at a movie theater to turn off their cell phones—began airing.
Guest stars include Patton Oswalt as Alan Shapiro.
The series ends with Archer face down in a swimming pool, apparently dead !