After weeks of wrangling (and if their show is anything to go by… heavy drinking) the powers that be have finally pulled their fingers out and brokered a deal that will keep Mad Men on our screens for another seven seasons. Hurrah and Huzzah!
The popular advertising drama, which is centred on a 1960s agency and stars Jon Hamm and the bootilicious Christina Hendricks, will return for a fifth, sixth and seventh series after producers sealed a $30 million deal with the show’s creator Matthew Weiner.
Concerns had been growing for the show amid rumours that advertising bastards had demanded episodes be shortened to allow more time for commercials. However it has now been confirmed that Weiner has signed a deal wiith Lionsgate and AMC for the next two series and a separate one for the final one.
“I’ve always felt that seven seasons was the length of the story, but it’s great for the fans to now be prepared for it,” said Weiner. “This is the first time I’ll get to work on the show knowing that there will be another season and knowing when the end is coming – that’s a creative luxury that I feel lucky to have.”
The £30m deal will make him one of the highest paid writers in television.