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Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner's Next Project Lands at Amazon

Following a heated bidding war, Amazon and The Weinstein Company have emerged as the winners in the Matthew Weiner sweepstakes, landing the Mad Men creator’s next TV project.

Per our sister site Deadline, Weiner has secured a $70 million commitment for a straight-to-series order for what is being described as “a contemporary anthology set in multiple locations worldwide.”

In a statement to Deadline, Weiner said of the deal, “In a time when there are so many options for entertainment, it’s been tremendous to see how [Amazon Studios chief] Roy Price and Amazon have taken center stage by distinguishing themselves through bold choices. I am truly excited to have this opportunity to work with risk takers like them and Harvey and The Weinstein Company who have a proven, longstanding commitment to creative voices and innovation.”

For The Weinstein Company, the deal marks the third big bit of news just this week, following the premiere date announcement for its highly anticipated Navy SEAL drama SIX (to air on History) and the landing of its Waco miniseries on Spike.

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  1. Wordsmith says:

    That series description achieves “Mad Men promo” levels of vagueness.

  2. Luke says:

    Is that a $70 million commitment for the budget of the eight episodes? Or $70 million straight into Weiner’s pocket? That’s a pretty insane paycheck for a guy who has one successful series under his belt that didn’t exactly do gangbuster numbers for AMC.

  3. Dhd says:

    I really miss mad men. Just being in that world… it was like going to another universe every sunday.