‘Mad Men’ is coming back! AMC has announced that Don Draper & co. will return on April 7th at 9:00PM with a two-hour premiere! On April 14th it will move to it’s regular 10:00PM timeslot. It was also announced that Jon Hamm directed the second episode of season 6.
“Mad Men” creator and executive producer Matt Weiner revealed some details on the new season. “We’re at the next stage of their lives and I think you really feel that … There’s an attempt to explore an internal dynamic,” he told EW. In regards to Don Draper (Hamm), Weiner added, “I’m sure there’s some version of it in the previous five [seasons], but I want to acknowledge the fact that the audience knows this man very well, so what he does is never going to surprise them. How he does it and why he does it should surprise them.”
When “Mad Men” returns, there’s a time jump, but Weiner declined to say how much time has gone by since Season 5 ended. And fear not, everybody — including Elisabeth Moss — will be back, but in what capacity? You’ll have to tune in.
“I can tell you their names are in the credits,” Weiner told TV Guide. “And none of the cast has been let go.”
The end of the series is on the horizon and Weiner says the writers want to ensure they tell every story they want to tell. “With the shadow of the show ending — and with the world in the state that it’s in, which is far more important than the show — the writers and the actors and I have been able to get into a groove about a season that may be accidentally relevant just because it was in our minds,” he told EW. “We’ve been taking advantage of the 26 episodes we have left to do all the things that we’ve wanted to do, and so far I think that the audience is in for quite a ride.”
I really hope that Season 6 will get back to what Season 1-4 were like. Season 5 was a royal dud for me. The fat suit for Betty? Ugh, really??? The suicide?? Don’s new wife (I know a lot of you like her, but me….not so much.)
I’m ready to see what the new season brings!