Super annoying. It seems that negotiations for Mad Men continue to be delayed and that the writing for Season 5 hasn’t even started yet.
According to the New York Times:
Production would normally start around this time for the next season of “Mad Men,” but AMC has not struck a new deal with the studio that makes the show, Lionsgate, nor has that studio struck a new deal with Matthew Weiner, the series’s acclaimed creator.
Mr. Weiner has said he wants the show to continue, and AMC has pledged that it will definitely return, so the delay is largely due to a disagreement about money.
“By now, the writing staff should be humming along, maybe about a month or more into work for a summer premiere,” he said. “Unless Weiner is secretly manufacturing outlines in preparation of some crazy all-night writing sessions with his staff, it might be time for fans to grow concerned.”
I guess on the bright side it gives me more time for my Mini Bucket List which I vow to have completed by the time Mad Men returns. Honestly, I’d rather have a start date for the show, though.