Sky Atlantic has announced the final series of Mad Men will broadcast from April in the UK.
The drama will premiere on the channel on three days after it returns to American screens. The final season will consist of fourteen episodes, with seven episodes airing on Sky Atlantic this year, and the remaining episodes premiering in Spring 2015.
Matthew Weiner’s depiction of life in the world of advertising in 1960s New York has since the series premiere in 2007 earned a raft of honors, including six Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series leading to four wins, three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Drama Series and two BAFTA Awards.
Season six saw Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce merge with rival agency Cutler Gleason and Chaough; Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Trudy (Alison Brie) splitting up after she discovered one of his affairs; Sally (Kiernan Shipka) walking in during a romantic clinch between her father Don (Jon Hamm) and their neighbour; and Don having a change of heart about a move to LA, much to his wife Megan’s (Jessica Pare) disappointment.
In the season finale, an erratic Don was ordered to take an extended leave of absence following an unexpected admission during a client pitch that he is an orphan and was raised in a brothel.
We plan to take advantage of this chance to have a more elaborate story told in two parts, which can resonate a little bit longer in the minds of our audience. The writers, cast and other artists welcome this unique manner of ending this unique experience. – creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner
Mad Men will return to Sky Atlantic on Wednesday 16th April at 10pm.