New 'Mad Men' Season 7 Photos: Don Draper Takes Off
Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) in 'Mad Men' (Photo by Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)
His co-workers and his wife kicked him to the curb at the end of Season 6 … but new promo pics for the upcoming seventh, and final, season of "Mad Men" suggest Don Draper has managed to find his way back to both.
In a newly-released trio of photos from AMC, Don (Jon Hamm) is shown at an airport with wife Megan (Jessica Pare) and co-worker Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), and on an airplane (first class, no doubt) with fellow ad man Roger (John Slattery).
"Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner told Vulture this week that the air travel photos are ad shots, not photos from episodes, so we shouldn't take them literally in terms of storyline implications.
Roger Sterling (John Slattery) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in 'Mad Men' (Photo by Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)
But, AMC also released a 30-second teaser for the new season that was airplane-themed, and, just for fun, if ever there were a TV leading man most likely to join the mile high club, it is one Donald Francis Draper.
What we do know about Don and his cohorts for Season 7, however, is that the final 14 episodes in the series' run will be split up — "Breaking Bad"-style — into two parts. Part 1, the first seven eps, begins airing on April 13, while part 2 will air in 2015. That means more chances for Hamm to try to nab that Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy that has eluded him in six nominations so far.
Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in 'Mad Men' (Photo by Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)
The network also released a new promo poster for Season 7, featuring the iconic Don Draper silhouette looking at a trippy design by iconic graphic designer Milton Glaser. Weiner told the New York Times the Glaser poster does tie in to Season 7's storylines, though his explanation, as usual, sparks more questions than clues.