Throughout Mad Men‘s seven tremendous years on AMC, Don Draper and his associates pitched more than a few bright ideas to potential clients. Some of them were quite good, including the campaign Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce pitched to the Heinz company. In the episode, season six’s “To Have and to Hold,” Don said three simple words: “Pass the Heinz.” Years after passing on the slogan, Heinz is officially using it.
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“There’s no formula here,” Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner says about his new Amazon show. “That’s the thing that’s most exciting to me.” The Romanoffs, which was described as a “contemporary anthology set in multiple locations worldwide” when it was announced, is not following the most typical formula. Weiner is making a $50 million show about people who believe their descendants of the imperial family that ruled Russia from 1613 up until 1917.
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It was around season four when Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner imagined the final image of Don Draper. The satisfying finale allows viewers to interpret that last shot of Draper however they please. But the actor who played the hard-drinking, chain-smoking ad exec for so many wonderful years, Jon Hamm, doesn’t have the most positive interpretation of the character’s final moment.
Below, hear what Hamm recently had to say about the Mad Men finale (spoilers ahead).
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Almost a year and a half after the end of Mad Men, the drama’s creator, Matthew Weiner, is now working on a new series. Weiner is teaming up with Amazon and The Weinstein Company for his next project. Little is known about the show, but Amazon has already given it a straight to series order.
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Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
What do you do when your years-in-the-making passion project has finally, at long last, come to an end? Well, if you’re anything like Peter Jackson and Matthew Weiner, you turn to other people’s TV shows.
Mad Men creator Weiner is directing an upcoming episode of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, while Hobbit / Lord of the Rings director Jackson seems, at long last, to be coming to Doctor Who. Get the Peter Jackson Doctor Who and Matthew Weiner OITNB news after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
During the final stretch of Breaking Bad, AMC announced plans to stay in Albuquerque with Better Call Saul. And though The Walking Dead is still going strong, AMC is expanding that world with a companion show. So as the end of Mad Men looms, might AMC consider keeping the party going with another new series?
As it turns out, they already have. The network reportedly looked at several possible ideas for a Mad Men spinoff, including one set in the modern day. Find out what other concepts they considered — and why none of them came to fruition — after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Mad Men prepares to come to an end, Matthew Weiner is taking a moment to look back at its roots. The series creator has offered up a list of 10 films that influenced Mad Men, ranging from Billy Wilder‘s The Apartment to David Lynch‘s Blue Velvet. Click through to read the list, along with descriptions written by Weiner himself. Read More »
Did the swift arrival of the end of the short 2014 season of Mad Men get you down? (Yeah, yeah, “mid-season break,” whatever. We still have yo wait a year for it to finish.) Well, now the show’s creator has something new for you to check out. Once called You Are Here, the first feature film from Sopranos writer and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is now called Are You Here. The comedy, which stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler, hits in August, and the first Are You Here trailer has arrived. Read More »
The first Mad Men Season 7 teaser is here. Like most teasers, it doesn’t reveal much. What it does remind us is April is going to be a fantastic month of TV with this Emmy-winning show coming back along with Game of Thrones and others.
Don Draper is seen slowly getting off a TWA plane and putting on a fedora. That’s it, but it’s awesome anyway. Check out the Mad Men Season 7 teaser below and also read about a new addition to the final season’s ad campaign. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
Matthew Weiner‘s intense secrecy can get a bit frustrating for fans eager to know more, but it has its upsides as well. One is the fact that even the barest hints about Mad Men turn into an exciting guessing game.
After a batch of totally unrevealing promo stills and an even more opaque teaser trailer, we now have our first look at the official Season 6 poster. There’s still no direct indication of where the new episodes are headed, but there are plenty of clues about key themes coming up. Even better, said clues are depicted by Brian Sanders, a veteran illustrator once employed by Stanley Kubrick to paint and draw scenes from the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hit the jump to check it out.
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