AMC’s Golden Globe winning series Mad Men has got its showrunner back. After several months of negotiations, Matthew Weiner and Lionsgate TV inked a two-year, seven-figure deal that will keep Weiner on board as showrunner and executive producer of Mad Men. Under the deal he will also develop new projects for the network, including a feature film.
Weiner said: “Since the beginning, the show has been a charmed experience, made possible by my partnership with AMC and Lionsgate. I am proud to work so closely with these two companies who love taking risks and value creativity and I am thrilled to get back to work with the most talented cast and crew in the business.”
“It’s been a long road to try to make this deal, but between the support of AMC and the creative dealmaking of Sandra Stern, we found a way to cobble together a package that was attractive to Matthew and made sense for us,” said Lionsgate TV president Kevin Beggs, adding: “It’s a happy day. We’re glad to have Matt back in the family. We look forward to next season and many more to come.”
With the deal sealed, the creative team behind Mad Men will start working on the third season immediately. The show is scheduled to return to TV screens in the summer.