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'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Has a New Show in Development at Amazon

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell Mad Men is one the best television shows ever. It might be subjective, but the series is as close to unanimously praised as you're likely to get. But creator Matthew Weiner took some time away from TV for a while, to direct a film, write a novel, and direct an episode of Orange is the New Black.

Now, he's back, set to bring a new series to Amazon. The network has given an eight episode straight-to-series order for the untitled series, which is being co-financed by Amazon and The Weinstein Company at a cost of $70 million.

The series itself is described as a present day "contemporary anthology set in multiple locations worldwide." Weiner will write and executive produce, as well as potentially directing half of the episode count.

Weiner made a statement praising the two financiers. "

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."

Harvey Weinstein also made his own statement. "We are thrilled to be working with Matthew Weiner on his new project. 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."

Source: Slashfilm

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