Sky Atlantic has announced that the final season of Mad Men will begin in the UK in April, just 3 days after it airs in the US.
The first half of the 14-episode season (‘The Beginning’) will premiere at 10pm on Wednesday 16 April on Sky Atlantic.
The remaining episodes (‘The End of an Era’) will premiere in spring 2015.
Creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner commented: “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.”
Season 6 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.
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