“Mad Men” creator Matt Weiner is all set to return to television. Or at least, he’ll come back to some small-screen via a popular streaming service: Amazon has given Weiner’s upcoming Weinstein Company anthology series an eight-episode order as part of a $70 million show commitment.
Little is known about the actual plot of the project, aside from it being set in present-day and taking place in multiple locations around the world. Amazon beat out the bids of six other potential suitors for the rights, TheWrap has confirmed.
“We are thrilled to be working with Matthew Weiner on his new project,” Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company co-chairman, said. “He is an incredible storyteller whose work on ‘Mad Men’ elevated television and kick started a new era of innovative programming with compelling and addicting television content. We’re looking forward to creating the next big series with him.”
“Having worked with them on ‘Julian Fellowes Presents doctor Thorne’ it is clear that they share our passion and commitment to creating revolutionary television and we could not ask for a better partner or platform for this project.”
Weiner actually got his start writing on TV sitcoms. He then penned a dozen “Sopranos” episodes between 2004 and 2007, eventually giving way to “Mad Men,” which ran from 2007 to 2015 on AMC.