The AMC Network original drama series Mad Men is making a return to streaming services with Amazon, IMDb, and AMC’s co-producer on the series’s streaming option, Lionsgate Television, StarzPlay gaining access to its streaming rights, according to Deadline. During the rise of streaming services in the modern world, Mad Men was one of the first series on Netflix that jumpstarted the binge-watching phenomenon once people found out they could watch the show in its entirety if they missed the original run. Lionsgate’s deal with Netflix concluded on June 9 and was not renewed which allowed for this new streaming deal to be made. The show will be exclusively streamed on Amazon Prime Video and IMDb TV starting on July 15th and will continue to be available through October 1st of 2020. October 1 marks the start of the series’ availability on AMC streaming platforms and the aforementioned StarzPlay.
AMC’s Mad Men debuted in 2007 and concluded its seven-season run in 2015, amassing a total of 92 episodes over this time period. Created by Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos, Are You Here), the show was executive produced by Scott Hornbacher (The Sopranos), Maria Jacquemetton (Relic Hunter), Andre Jacquemetton (Star Trek: Enterprise), Janet Leahy (Boston Legal, Cheers, Roseanne), and Weiner himself.
The drama series is set from 1960 until 1970 as it follows the twists and turns at a New York City advertising agency led by its founder Sterling Cooper. The program centers on one of the agency’s executives in Don Draper, portrayed by Jon Hamm (Baby Driver, 30 Rock, Bridesmaids), and his life at work and home during this period piece. Mad Men won a total of 8 Primetime Emmy Awards during its seven-season run which included winning Outstanding Drama Series in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, respectively.
In addition to Hamm’s character Draper, the show’s cast included Elisabeth Moss (Us) as Peggy Olson, Vincent Kartheiser (Alaska) as Pete Campbell, January Jones (The Last Man on Earth, We Are Marshall) as Betty Draper, Christina Hendricks (Drive, Good Girls) as Joan Harris, Aaron Staton (L.A. Noire) as Ken Cosgrove, Rich Sommer (The Devil Wears Prada) as Harry Crane, and John Slatter (Avengers: Endgame, Spotlight) as Roger Sterling.
For television fans that did not have the chance to watch the series in its original run or on Netflix, check out the season one trailer below to get a peek at a future binge show once available across Amazon, IMDb TV, and StarzPlay.