While we don’t have too much scoop yet on what is coming up for season 6 of “Mad Men,” we can at least share a little bit of news pertaining to what Jon Hamm is doing away from the camera while simultaneously staying in the thick of things filming episodes as the iconic character of Don Draper.
According to a report from Deadline, Hamm has signed with a new agency in CAA after departing from ICM Partners, a move brought on following the exit of his long-standing agent Carol Bodie from the company. Hamm was clearly one of the more sought-after clients out there this year, and he had also taken a meeting with another major player in Hollywood in WME about possibly signing with them.
When it comes to looking towards the future beyond “Mad Men,” Hamm has to be an agency’s dream. He’s a multi-time Emmy nominee who not only is well-known for a familiar role, but he has also already shown a great deal of range. He has hosted “Saturday Night Live” on multiple occasions, starred in “30 Rock” as a love interest for Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon, and even made an appearance in the smash hit “Bridesmaids.” In other words, he’s perfectly capable of doing both drama as well as comedy, and has a career in feature films long after time on TV is over. (It could be pretty soon, given that executive producer Matthew Weiner has already said that he is planning to end the show after season 7.)
Hamm is going to be directing his second episode of “Mad Men” this season in addition to being the star; John Slattery will also be behind the camera for a pair of episodes.
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