Mad Men star Jon Hamm has teased the show’s upcoming fifth season.
The hit drama set in a 1960s New York advertising agency returns later this month after an extended break brought about by contractual issues.
Now Hamm, who plays anti-hero Don Draper told Vulture that fans should expect to be surprised by the new episodes.
There are a lot of things where all of us as a cast were like, ‘Whoa, okay. Uh, all right, so this is happening. It’s a world that’s constantly in a state of flux. There are things done that can’t be undone.
“Matt [Weiner, showrunner] has also said it’s every man for himself – that’s obviously not gender specific. Everybody is acting in their own self-interest, and that creates some pretty good dramatic tension.”
Speaking of the central relationship in the show between Draper and Peggy Olson, played by Elisabeth Moss, Hamm added: “It’s not a mistake that the show starts on Peggy’s first day at work. In many ways, the story of Mad Men is the story of Peggy Olson, a young, ambitious, talented girl finding her way in this crazy world. I think Don and Peggy have a special relationship. They’re unsatisfied with who they are and are willing to do what it takes to become something else.”
However, Moss expressed frustration at the ongoing ‘will they won’t they?’ speculation between the pair: “People are constantly asking if they’re gonna sleep together. I always get annoyed, because their relationship is more than that. And to keep that going over five years without selling out and having something else happen – that to me is really interesting and rarely done well.”
Mad Men returns to UK screens on Sky Atlantic on March 27.