'Mad Men' Season 6 Gets Premiere Date, Debuts First Photos
AMC has set a return date for its critically-acclaimed show "Mad Men". The sixth season of the period drama series will kick off April 7 at 9 P.M. ET with a special two-hour premiere. A week later, the show will air in its regular 10 P.M. time slot.
To tide fans over the upcoming premiere, first photos of the new installment have been unveiled. The black-and-white images feature major characters, including Jon Hamm's Don Draper, Vincent Kartheiser's Pete and Christina Hendricks' Joan Harris, in what seems to be a party.
Elisabeth Moss' Peggy gets the spotlight in one of the pics, with Don and two other men, whose heads are cropped out, standing next to her. Don, meanwhile, looks unhappy as he's surrounded by the women in his life, January Jones' Betty Francis, Jessica Pare's Megan Draper and Kiernan Shipka's Sally Draper, in another photo.
"To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity," says series creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner, who has confirmed that the sixth chapter will be the penultimate season for the show. "We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them."
Asked what would happen to Don in season 6, Weiner said, "He had a pretty dark season. He was trying to be happy...What was the second marriage like? Was he going to do it right this time?...So where is he going from there? I don't know."
He coyly added, "Is he going to try to repair that relationship? Is going to move on from it? I can't tell you. I would love for people to just watch the last 10 minutes of season 5 right before season 6 starts. I think you'll have a really incredible experience as we get there."
- You Won't Believe How Much Mila Kunis Spent on Her Wedding Ring
- Matt Damon Fights Monsters in Epic Trailer for 'The Great Wall'
- 'Sesame Street' Fires Three Longtime Cast Members
- Find Out Which Joe Jonas' Famous Exes He Would Like to 'Shag, Marry and Kill'
- Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden's Baby Struggles Reportedly Cause Marriage Problems
- Andrew Garfield Is World War II Hero in First 'Hacksaw Ridge' Trailer
- 'Scream Queens' Adds Jerry O'Connell in Mystery Role
- Troian Bellisario Has Harsh Words for Both Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift