Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks, John Slattery cast in Matthew Weiner's Amazon series
No need for a pitch — consider us sold.
For his new Amazon anthology series The Romanoffs, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has recruited Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, both Emmy nominees from their time on the iconic AMC drama.
Set to premiere in 2018 and be entirely directed by Weiner, The Romanoffs features independent stories about people from around the globe who believe they are descendants of the Russian royal family.
Also coming on board are Academy Award-nominee Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Amanda Peet (Togetherness), and Marthe Keller (Marathon Man).
Talking to EW in February for the release of his book Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men, Weiner spoke of how he won’t ever be over the legendary series, which wrapped in 2015 after seven seasons.
“I will never be tired of what I feel like was not only an incredible part of my life, but creatively I know that I was so fulfilled making the show,” he shared. “And what I really miss is all the people I made the show with. That magical chemistry over all those years. What you really get — not to be Don Draper about it — but you really get a sense of nostalgia.”