The sixth season of Mad Men will air on April 7 on AMC with a two-hour premiere after the network and creator Matthew Weiner confirmed the news on Wednesday.
Written by Matt Weiner, the two-hour premiere of Mad Men will air one hour earlier on April 7 at 9pm before returning to its regular 10pm time the following week.
In an official statement, Weiner spoke about the upcoming season of Mad Men and what fans can expect from Jon Hamm as Don Draper and the cast.
“To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity,” said Weiner. “We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them.”
Although the events of season five ended in the Spring of 1967, Weiner didn’t elaborate on the story year of season six. The fifth season finale saw Don Draper (Jon Hamm) dealing with painful memories of his brother and the complicated relationships with both Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) and Megan (Jessica Paré).
Despite the massive popularity of Mad Men, Matt Weiner confirmed that the seventh season of the hit show would be the last of the series. In an interview with Salon.com, Wiener discussed the upcoming season and plans for the series finale.
“The end seems very near,” added the series creator. “I started this season, season six, with the idea, all that there is is season seven left. So there were certain things that I was talking about in terms of this season, and I was like I’m going to save that, I’m going to put that into season seven, it’s not time for that yet.”
Season six of Mad Men premieres on April 7 following rebroadcasts of the series on AMC that begin in February.
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