With an unknown lengthy hiatus currently taking hold for fans of Mad Men, there are certainly plenty of questions raised by the fifth season’s events that has many wondering just what’s in store for the Emmy winning drama’s future. One of the biggest concerns is that the beloved Peggy may be out the door following her departure from SCDP, though the character did return briefly at the end of the season. So, could she be bid a fond farewell? Creator Matthew Weiner not only says that we can expect more of the important role, but that Mad Men‘s next season will certainly not be his last if his creative mind has anything to say about it.
In an interview with TV Line, Weiner revealed that “Elisabeth Moss is going to be on the show next year. I can’t say how much, in what capacity or what [her story] is going to be, but she has not left the show.” This is great news, though it’s unclear just how much we’ll see of her after getting a new job at a rival agency. With the dynamic between Peggy and Don being such an iconic piece of the series, it seems like fans missing their favorite pairing may have to endure for a little while longer.
Meanwhile, Weiner also revealed that while AMC has only picked up the series through Season 6, he doesn’t believe that will be the end of the hit drama. “We cannot rely on the official language of things. There will be a Season 7,” he says. “Jon Hamm is signed on for it, I’m signed on for it… I mean, if Season 6 has one viewer… but I don’t think [ratings] is what it’s about. I think Season 7 has already been internationally sold… It’s going to happen.”
The biggest question is just when the group of incredible talent will reunite to film the sixth season. Jon Hamm has a Disney sports feature in the works, while the rest of the cast as their own projects for the time being. As to exactly when the show will return is also up in the air, given that the drama returned in March but could also be looking at a return to their old stomping grounds in July.