APRIL 7 APRIL 7 APRIL 7! Did you get that? You better mark that date in your calendar with ink (no, no, with blood!) because that’s the day our beloved Mad Men returns to the airwaves for its 6th season on AMC! Show creator and drama virtuoso Matthew Weiner has been doing the press rounds, opening up on the latest developments and what we can expect from the surely-epic 2-hour premiere.
“This year it’s really constructed like a film,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. “It is its own story and hopefully it foreshadows the rest of the season…You should know what happened at the end of last season before you see the episode. The whole season is in reference to last season.” OK, sounds good Matt. But what about the plot!? Does Don cheat on his new wife Megan? Will Peggy return to the Sterling Cooper fold? Not surprisingly, he’s staying rather tight-lipped on the subject. But we’ll be counting down the days until we find out! These moody black and white promo photos will have to hold us over.
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One person who is definitely willing to talk is Elisabeth Moss. The actress is stepping out from her iconic Mad Men role with a part in Top of the Lake, a seven-part miniseries by legendary film maker Jane Campion. Moss will play a hardened detective this crime drama based in New Zealand.
The lead players sat town to chat at the Sundance Film Festival -which is fitting seeing as how the series will air on the Sundance Channel- and Elisabeth discussed what lead her to the project. “Obviously Jane was the first attracting factor,” she admitted. “And then I read the first three scripts and I was like, “Wow, this is actually really good.’ Coming from an environment where I’m used to reading great television scripts, I kind of have a high standard. Not only did this meet that standard, but it was really different.” This series will premiere on March 18th, which only proves that this spring will totally spoil us with great TV!