Mad Men is the latest TV series to follow the Breaking Bad trend of splitting up a final season into two parts. And frankly, I DON’T appreciate it! Give a girl what she wants, AMC. MORE DON DRAPER! But enough of my rants, here’s the deets.
Mad Men’s seventh and final season (try not to cry) will air in two, seven-episode halves, AMC announced Tuesday. The first half of the season will be called “The Beginning” and will air in spring 2014. The second half called, “The End of an Era,” (drama queens) will air in spring 2015. Really AMC? Clearly you need to have a chat with Sassy Gay Best Friend.
As for the reasoning behind this SPLIT DECISION, here’s what AMC President Charlie Collier had to say:
“This approach has worked well for many programs across multiple networks, and, most recently for us with ‘Breaking Bad,’ which attracted nearly double the number of viewers to its second-half premiere than had watched any previous episode. We are determined to bring ‘Mad Men’ a similar showcase.”
But it’s not just about the ratings and the increased viewership. So there’s no need to be jaded about the future of television.
Series creator Matthew Weiner explained that the two-part final season allows more liberties with the storytelling potential.
“We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience,” he said. “The writers, cast and other artists welcome this unique manner of ending this unique experience.”
It seems like just yesterday that Mad Men debuted on AMC and into our hearts back in 2007. I’ll miss you, Don.
It’s not too late to binge-watch the series in time for the new season.
[Source: The Los Angeles Times]