Matthew Weiner, creator of AMC’s critically acclaimed drama series “Mad Men,” is returning to television with a new series for Amazon, Deadline.com reports.
“After heated bidding between six entities, we have learned that the project has landed at The Weinstein Company and Amazon to air on the streaming service, in a $70 million commitment for [an] eight-episode straight-to-series order,” the story reports, noting that the series will be co-financed by Weinstein and Amazon.
Deadline adds: “After re-creating the 1960s in his iconic AMC series ‘Mad Men,’ Weiner is turning his attention to present day with the untitled series, which we hear is contemporary anthology set in multiple locations worldwide. Weiner is creating, writing and executive producing. He also is expected to direct about half the episodes in the first season, we hear.”
Weiner is quoted in the report saying: “In a time when there are so many options for entertainment, it’s been tremendous to see how Roy Price and Amazon have taken center stage by distinguishing themselves through bold choices. I am truly excited to have this opportunity to work with risk takers like them and Harvey and The Weinstein Company, who have a proven, longstanding commitment to creative voices and innovation.”