Those eagerly anticipating the return of AMC's Mad Men can now rejoice as the cable channel has set the official premiere date for Season 6. In addition to the April premiere date, it's being reported that the sixth season will begin with a two-hour movie, written by series creator Matthew Weiner.
Deadline posted the news, stating that the series will begin with a two-hour movie on April 7. The premiere is directed by Scott Hornbacher and the second episode of the season will be directed by series star Jon Hamm. In terms of where the series picks up, Deadline quotes Weiner as saying:
“It will advance in time, as it does… I can’t say how much or how little. We’re coming off a period in Don’s life where he’s trying to normalize, and trying to have this relationship – a real relationship with this woman that he fell in love with. She expressed her desires and that was a surprise for him. On this show, it’s a very rich, full orchestra, and we like to follow what is the next stage in these people’s lives.”
A vague description, but it does indicate that there will be a time-jump, which isn't anything new for this series. And it seems likely that this means the characters will be a bit more settled in and adjusted from where things left off in Season 5, including (spoilers if you haven't seen Season 5 yet!) the aftermath of Lane's suicide, Peggy's departure and Megan's advancing career.
The April 7 premiere date is a little bit later than last season's premiere, which got started in late March, but given the gap between Seasons 4 and 5, we can hardly complain about the extra week or two, right?
Check out some spoiler photos from the upcoming season, featuring Don Draper and his lovely wife Megan here.