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‘Mad Men’ creator to return to TV with Amazon series

Amazon gets another big name.


Audra Schroeder


Published Oct 27, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 5:10 pm CDT

Anthology series are so hot right now, and Amazon is getting its own version soon. 

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has sold a new series to Amazon, according to Deadline. The show does not yet have a name, but will allegedly be an eight-episode anthology series shot at different locations around the world. Weiner is set to direct half those episodes. 

The deal, in collaboration with the Weinstein Company, cost $70 million, and was in a bidding war with six platforms. 

In the time since Mad Men went off the air, Weiner wrote a novel and directed one of Orange Is the New Black season 4’s most gut-wrenching episodes. 

H/T Deadline 

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*First Published: Oct 27, 2016, 2:18 pm CDT