Mad Men finale may cause fan controversy

"Everybody has expectations," concedes creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner.


Mad Men‘s seventh and final season kicked off yesterday so we should know in 6 weeks how it will all end for Don Draper and co.

Creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner was asked by Deadline what kind of reaction he expected to the ending?

“I’d be surprised if there wasn’t some amount of controversy, because everybody has expectations,” he said.

“I feel like on some level every year when the show goes on the air people are a little bit upset that it’s not what we did the season before. So then they kind of get on board with what the story is and all the sudden they realise what’s happening and they like it. So I think that Mad Men demands a certain amount of processing sometimes to really think about what is going on with the characters and what it means.

“I expect that that will hold out to be true for the finale. But I feel very strongly that the way the show ends is a culmination of Don’s story and the series in a way that it is very appropriate and gratifying. I feel like we did everything we could to execute it in the best way possible, and I’m pretty sure people are going to embrace it. It certainly is a fitting end in my view.”

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