Rumors of a Mad Men reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (September 18) as reports claimed that AMC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 19/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 13 years since Mad Men first aired?! (13 years, 2 months, to be exact.)
Why in the world did Mad Men end?
When Mad Men came to an end after 8 years in May 2015, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks), Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss), Betty Draper (January Jones), Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Mad Men reunion disappoint people?
Mad Men aired from 2007-2015 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Slattery said he's not sure if Mad Men would work today. “I don't want to see old Roger Sterling,” he told a journalist (Slattery turned 58 in August). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Mad Men movie?
In a recent interview, Christina Hendricks said she can't imagine a Mad Men reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Zosia Mamet (who played Joyce Ramsay between 2010 and 2012) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Mad Men movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Mad Men film, January Jones stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Mad Men reboot?
Recasting Mad Men for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Mad Men reunion, a Mad Men movie, or a Mad Men reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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