Fans had to wait 17 months in between seasons four and five, but thankfully the wait for Mad Men season six won't be as arduous as AMC confirmed to EW that the Emmy-winning series will have a two-hour premiere on April 7 (at 9 p.m.).
And while little is known about the content of season six, Weiner did briefly speak with EW and here are the choices quotes from what the tight-lipped showrunner said.
Of The Supersize Season Premiere:
This year it's really constructed like a film. It is its own story and hopefully it foreshadows the rest of the season. You should know what happened at the end of last season before you see the episode. The whole season is in reference to last season.
Of Season Six's Theme:
We're at the next stage of their lives and I think you really feel that. I want to acknowledge the fact that the audience knows this man very well, so what he does is never going to surprise them. How he does it and why he does it should surprise them.
Of Ending The Show:
I can feel the end coming. I also felt like I'm not going to do 13 episodes of set-up; it should set itself up as it goes, as it always does. We also realized we had a really good story for Don that may change him irrevocably, but that might be part of the story also. The season is about Don, and I made a commitment to tell a full story, no matter what the consequences are.
For more from Weiner's EW interview, click here.