So what is going to be coming up next on “Mad Men” season 7? Basically, what we have to say about it is that we’re going to see is a separate story, but also the end of an era. Like “Breaking Bad,” this is a show that has helped to define AMC; while there are two more years and 14 episodes left for the show, you’re going to be waiting quite a while to see the ending.
Luckily, it does at least look like there is already an ending in mind for the show. Speaking per the official Emmy website at the creative arts ceremony earlier this month, creator Matthew Weiner had the following to say about the sense of satisfaction that he is getting in planning out the final season:
“We’re trying to make sure that everything that we ever wanted to do we get to do. I have an ending in mind, and that’s been there for a while.”
Obviously, the biggest challenge in crafting the ending for a show like this is figuring out how you can make it true to the characters, and also something that viewers are going to be satisfied with. This isn’t like “Breaking Bad,” which will get to stay within this world courtesy of the spin-off “Better Call Saul”; there will be no spin-off show for “Mad Men”, and the ending really will be just that.
Weiner also says that the writers are already back and hard at work on trying to make sure that the scripts are ready for when production starts this fall. While there is no official premiere date yet, you can expect to see the show return in the spring, and possibly a tiny bit later then usual since there may not be as great a need to go up against all of the network competition with such a small run planned.