The future of “Mad Men” was seriously in doubt a few months back until showrunner Matthew Weiner finalized negotiations with the studio and announced the Emmy-winning AMC series would end after three more seasons.
So how did the cast feel about the drama behind the drama? Leading man Jon Hamm is now on record saying he thinks the show should be over.
“I think it should end. Everything should end. I was a big fan of ‘The Office’ over here because it ended,” Hamm says in a new interview with the BBC.
The new season is set to begin shooting in August – with Hamm set to direct the season premiere – but he doesn’t believe there are any new scripts yet.
“I don’t think they exist,” he said. “The way Matthew writes the show is very organically. He starts when he starts and eventually there are scripts but I certainly haven’t seen them.”
The 40-year-old actor also doesn’t have any hard feelings over the contract dispute that pushed the fifth season into 2012.
“It was nobody’s fault really, it was the network and the studio. When billionaires fight it tends to take a lot longer than when normal people do,” Hamm said.
The delayed fifth season of “Mad Men” is scheduled to premiere in January.