‘Mad Men’ star Jon Hamm suggests spin-off where Sally Draper dates Kurt Cobain

Hamm also suggests Sally Draper could turn into a Joan Jett-like rock star in the the 70s

Jon Hamm has suggested a Mad Men spin-off series centred on Sally Draper, the daughter of his character Don.

The last ever episode of Mad Men aired on Sunday night (May 17), leading to inevitable speculation about a Better Call Saul-style spin-off or prequel series. Asked for this thoughts on the idea by Entertainment Weekly, Hamm replied: “I don’t know. I think a big part of what I really appreciate about this show is that, when people are crying when they watched [the final] episode, is that the story is complete. So I think the idea of a spin-off, or a prequel, or an origin story, or whatever longer time to spend with these characters, I think it would be less fulfilling somehow.”

However, the actor went on to add that “with that said, it would be Sally”, proposing a through-the-decades spin-off series in which the character, played by 15-year-old actress Kiernan Shipka, would become a Joan Jett-like rock star in the 70s and date Kurt Cobain in the 90s.

He explained: “We would want to watch Sally grow up. Move through the 70s and turn into a rock star and turn into Joan Jett or something. Ride a motorcycle and kill a guy. Make a bunch of money and then become Oliver Stone in the 80s. Date Kurt Cobain in the 90s. She’s just a touchstone for every generation. Yeah, I’d watch that show. Sally Through the Decades.”

Asked about Hamm’s mooted spin-off by Deadline, Shipka replied teasingly: “That was funny! I think they all decided the title would be Sally Through the Decades! I’m good with it. I’m not saying no.”