Don Draper is back. The “Mad Men” season five premiere will air tonight on AMC tonight at 9 P.M. EST.
MLive reports that it’s been more than a year (525 days to be exact) since the last season of “Mad Men” came to an end, so fans are pretty hungry for some new episodes. AMC is hoping that tonight’s two hour season premiere will make fans forget about the long delay.
But fans aren’t the only people excited for the show’s return. John Hamm, who plays the dashing Draper, is just as excited as his fans to see “Mad Men” return to air.
“I am very excited. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, we hope, so, I’m thrilled.”
Tonight’s season premiere is special for Hamm, not only because the show is back on the air, but also because he had the honor of directed tonight’s episode. Hamm said:
“It was great, honestly. Part of it is that we’re all very close and we’re all very good friends and we’ve all worked together now for almost six years. So for me it was very easy to say, ‘Okay, that was great. Let’s do it again. Let’s try it a different way,’ kind of simple direction and not too complicated. I didn’t try to overreach my grasp or whatever that thing is. I didn’t try to do too much. It wasn’t about camera moves. I wasn’t trying to do be David Fincher. Part of it was like, ‘Let’s see if I can do this and not run the train off the tracks.’”
Here’s a preview for the season five premiere of “Mad Men.”
Are you going to watch “Mad Men” tonight?