It’s a great day for us Mad Men fans with the news that we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of the crew next year.
That’s right, they will be returning for the fifth series in March 2012 after the AMC Network finally resolved the advertising dispute plaguing the show.
A statement yesterday from the US television network said: “AMC has officially authorised production of season five of Mad Men… While we are getting a later start than in years past due to ongoing, key non-cast negotiations, Mad Men will be back for a fifth series in early 2012.”
And if that wasn’t enough the series has also fallen foul of Mad Men writer and producer Matt Weiner, who was reportedly blocking demands for episodes to be cut by two minutes to allow more advertising time, and for two characters to be written out due to costs.
Speaking openly on the dispute, Weiner told The New York Times: “I don’t understand why, with all of the success of the show, they suddenly need to change it. All I want to do is continue to make my show, and make it in the way I want to, with the people I want to make it with.”
Although it’s now all been sorted there is one issue. We’re really sad to hear that one of our favourites, Christina Hendricks, will not return as Joan Holloway, after signing up for a movie while the show faced uncertainty.
Sad faces all round.