AMC has set the return for its longtime hit “Mad Men,” for Sunday, April 5 at 10 p.m., the network announced during Saturday’s Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.
Additionally, it has ordered miniseries, “Making of the Mob: New York,” and will co-produce a series adapted from John Le Carre‘s novel, “The Night Manager.”
Produced by Lionsgate, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning “Mad Men” returns for its final seven episodes in April.
“What an incredible journey this has been. I take great pride in what the entire ‘Mad Men’ team was able to create episode after episode, season after season,” said creator Matthew Weiner in a statement. “We sincerely thank the fans for joining us on this ride and hope it has meant as much to them as it has to us.”
In mid-2015, AMC turns its attention to the mafia with newly announced miniseries “Making of the Mob: New York.” Produced by Stephen David Entertainment, the mini will air eight hourlong episodes. Beginning in 1905 and continuing for 50 more years, the docu-drama follows the original Five Families — including famous mobsters Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel — that formed the modern American mafia. It will use a mix of scripted scenes and archival footage in addition to special effects and interviews withe experts.
Known for its annual Mob Week, AMC will pair one of its many mafia movies as a lead-in to each episode of “Making,” including “The Godfather,” “The Godfather Part II,” “Goodfellas,” “American Gangster,” “Donnie Brasco,” “Scarface,” “Casino” and “Carlito’s Way.”
AMC has also secured the U.S. and Canadian rights to adaptation of Le Carre’s spy novel, “The Night Manager.” Starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston, the cable network will co-produce the series with BBC One and The Ink Factory. Filming begins this spring.
The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) as he navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), Pine must himself become a criminal.