Sky Atlantic HD today announces that the, season 7 (the final season) of the multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed MAD MEN will premiere on the channel on Wednesday 16 April at 10pm, just 3 days after it returns in the US. The final season will consist of 14 episodes, with seven episodes (The Beginning) airing on Sky Atlantic HD this year, and the remaining episodes (The End of an Era) premiering in Spring 2015.
One of the best television dramas of recent years, MAD MEN has cemented its reputation as a critics’ darling and awards season favourite, with Matthew Weiner’s depiction of life in the world of advertising in 1960s New York capturing imaginations across the globe. Since the series premiere in 2007, the iconic series has earned a raft of honors, including six Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series leading to four wins, three Golden Globe® Awards for Best Television Drama Series and two BAFTA Awards.
Season six saw Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce merge with rival agency Cutler Gleason and Chaough; Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Trudy (Alison Brie) splitting up after she discovered one of his affairs; Sally (Kiernan Shipka) walking in during a romantic clinch between her father Don (Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm) and their neighbour; and Don having a change of heart about a move to LA, much to his wife Megan’s (Jessica Pare) disappointment. In the season finale, an erratic Don was ordered to take an extended leave of absence following an unexpected admission during a client pitch that he is an orphan and was raised in a brothel.
Of the final episodes, creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner said: “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. The writers, cast and other artists welcome this unique manner of ending this unique experience.”
Created and executive produced by Matthew Weiner, MAD MEN stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jessica Paré, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson and Christopher Stanley. Scott Hornbacher and Janet Leahy also serve as Executive Producers and Semi Chellas is Co-Executive Producer.
The season opener is written by Matthew Weiner and directed by Scott Hornbacher. The series is produced by Lionsgate.
MAD MEN returns on Wednesday 16 April at 10pm to Sky Atlantic HD, available exclusively to Sky TV customers and contract free on NOW TV with the NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass