Mad Men Season 6 returns on April 17. Die-hard fans of the ultra-popular AMC series have been waiting since last June to see what Don Draper will do next. Now for the bad news, the new Mad Men season will be its second to last.
The 1960s period drama will be winding to a close after Season 6, Arts Beat reports. The excitement of planning a Mad Men premiere party will likely be dampened slightly by the end of series news. Going out while you are on top is a worthy goal, but one which will leave a big void on Sunday evenings.
The intelligently written show spawned not nostalgic feelings, but a surge of interest in vintage fashions and décor. Flea markets treasure hunters who sell their finds online saw sales increase as Mad Men ratings surged. Mad Men premiered in 2007, AMCtv notes.
Mad Men Season 6 opens with a two hour episode. Fans will finally get to see if Roger Sterling is still embracing his groovy side. Peggy Olsen left Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce during the Mad Men Season 5 cliffhanger. Peggy could soar at the rival advertising firm or she could once again walk into Don’s office and work together on a new campaign.
Don and Megan’s relationship was going through big changes during the end of last season. While Megan struggled to land an acting gig, Don was tempted by an attractive stranger. Don Draper has set a personal record in the monogamy department, but he could return to old habits if he feels neglected at home.
Mad Men Matthew Weiner had this to say about Mad Men Season 6:
“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.”
Do you wish Mad Men could go on forever, or is ending the series soon the right decision?