Still kind of annoyed that AMC decided it would be a great idea to split the last season of Mad Men in two? Us too—and it turns out even the series creator, Matthew Weiner, isn't that crazy about the idea. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter last night, Weiner unenthusiastically commented that he had no real part in the decision.
"It's a strategy from the network and I was told about it," he said. Then, though he doesn't outright say it, but he basically insinuates that he hates the idea as much as the rest of us: "I found a way to work with it. That's all I can say. I think it's an opportunity." This is great. He may as well have said 'fuck you, AMC,' but he didn't—it's a very subtle burn. Very smooth, Matthew Weiner, very smooth.
The best part, though, didn't even have anything to do with the final season split—instead, THR asked Weiner how he would feel about a Mad Men spinoff, seeing as AMC is going craaaaazy with them lately and just handing them out like candy on Halloween (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead). Weiner was reportedly firm in his stance: "There's no chance," he said. "No judgment against anybody else -- but this is it. This is the story. When it's done, it's done."
ALL PRAISE MATTHEW WEINER.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]