Everything you need to know about the upcoming season of 'Mad Men' (it returns in April)


It's okay, your wait is almost over. Mad Men returns to your lives after the thaw with a dramatic two-hour premiere on April 7th. The Daily Beast spoke with creator Matthew Weiner about where things left off, where they're headed, and what to expect. Though he was tight-lipped about the future of Peggy, Weiner did dish on some things you should know about season six. Like:

“I am going to skip ahead in time,” he said. “I won’t say how long, but the first two episodes are a movie unto themselves. And they do foreshadow what’s going to happen in the season. They do tell a story of the period and root you where you are in these people’s lives. But a lot has changed when the season opens up. A lot has changed.”


Season 6 will reflect the times we, the viewers, live in.

And, more specifically, the loss of… something, though Weiner isn’t quite ready to talk about the overarching themes of Season 6. Weiner did, however, tease that the upcoming season will reflect our own contemporary society in some surprising ways.



Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) will not be committing suicide this season.

So, if you're in dire need of a Mad Men fix, stop jonesin' and check out the rest of Jace Jacob's interview with Weiner. Oh, and circle April 7th on your calendar.