(Lotta caps there. I am very excited.)
Sunday, April 7th. 9:00pm, AMC. Set your alarms.
The episode, written by Matt (show-runner/executive producer Matthew Weiner for anyone stopping by the Basket for the first time), and directed by executive producer Scott Hornbacher, will be another 2-hour season opener–this was the case for the first time last year as well; S5′s “A Little Kiss” parts 1 & 2. The following Sunday, April 14th, Mad Men resumes its regular 10:00pm time slot.
Here’s some words from Matt regarding the double-length premiere (I’ll put them below the fold, but guys, you know Matt– these ain’t hardly in the spoiler category):
It is different than last year’s… This year it’s really constructed like a film. It is its own story and hopefully it foreshadows the rest of the season…. You should know what happened at the end of last season before you see the episode. The whole season is in reference to last season.
There’s more from Matt Weiner on the coming season, and thoughts on last season, over at EW.com Inside TV.