It’s a busy news week at the Basket!
Here’s a very weird story about financial shenanigans in the Trump campaign that manages to bring Mad Men into the mix. Everyone sent me this! Thank you all!
Matthew Weiner has been nominated for the Writers Guild of America West board of directors. You go, Matt!
Costume Designer Janie Bryant goes for Old Hollywood glamour In Amazon’s The Last Tycoon.
Lots of news about Jon Hamm and his new movie, Keeping Up With the Joneses:
And a producer from Keeping Up With the Joneses also has his say.
Here’s a slightly spoilery set visit, as well as the trailer.
In other post-Mad Men star news:
Talia Balsam will appear in Sarah Jessica Parker’s new HBO show Divorce – something Mona Sterling knows something about.
Maggie Siff talks about her roles opposite handsome leading men and playing a strong woman in Billions.
Actor Joseph Culp channeling Archie Whitman in his latest project? This movie suggests the modern man is ready for a new father archetype.
Basketcase Gregg found us a ranking of AMC title sequences.
Anson Mount discusses last week’s episode of Hell on Wheels: Return to the Garden.
Better Call Saul also hit the news feed:
Michael Mando, who plays Nacho on Better Call Saul, will be in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie.
Basketcase ruthie found A 23-minute conversation with Michael McKean discussing his role as Chuck McGill.
Also from ruthie, this discussion among Better Call Saul writers.
And some other show news:
Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has clear ideas about defying sexist tropes.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will be in the Power Rangers movie. Of all things.
Vinyl has been cancelled.
Julian Fellowes discusses his life and, of course, Downton Abbey.
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