AMC has assured viewers on repeated occasions that Mad Men would return for a third season this summer in pretty much the same condition in which it’s always existed — but what’s the show’s creator (who’s still not signed a deal to come back) saying at Champagne-stocked Golden Globes after-parties?
“I don’t know anything about next season — I don’t even know if it’s happening,” said Matthew Weiner to E! News on Sunday night, following his show’s second consecutive win for Best Drama Series. “You know me, I’m very forthcoming,” he told a reporter, presumably after taking this hilarious photo. “And I don’t even know what to tell you. I don’t know what to say … I’ve done everything I can. That’s all I can tell you.” He added that Mad Men’s fate is “unknowable.”
E! also tracked down Christina Hendricks, who plays Mad Men’s Joan Holloway, backstage at the awards. “There is no show without Matthew,” she told them (despite the fact that we’re pretty sure she’s contractually obligated to star in one even if he fails to sign a deal). Obviously, we’re concerned that Weiner and Lionsgate have been unable to reach an agreement after four long months of negotiating, but, come on, it’s not like he was going to do any work the day after the Golden Globes, anyway.