Deadline is reporting that AMC and Lionsgate are close to a new deal that would sign Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner to a new deal and officially greenlight a fifth season of the critically acclaimed drama series Mad Men.
The bad news, however, is that because the negotiations have lasted this long, the fifth season likely won’t premiere until next summer.
The period drama usually premieres in late July. Two years ago, when Weiner didn’t close his deal until mid-January, the season premiere was pushed to August. It’s safe to say that the delay will be even bigger this year.