Today’s news go out to the many doubters of Elisabeth Moss’s continued presence on Mad Men. The show’s supporting cast of January Jones (Betty,) Elisabeth Moss (Peggy), and Vincent Kartheiser (Pete) have all struck new deals to return on the last two seasons of AMC’s critically acclaimed period drama.
As previously mentioned, the real question mark was Moss who was seemingly written out of the show at the end of last season. The actress’s character quit her job at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in order to get out from Don Draper’s couch-sitting silhouette. This had many people worried she would not be returning for the sixth and seventh seasons, but Matthew Weiner did not intend that to be in question so he recently spilled the beans about her inevitable return.
The only question mark now lies with Christina Hendricks who plays Joan Harris on the show. She is currently in negotiations for her deal which could see her making six-figures an episode as well. Really, there is no reason why anyone should suspect that this won’t get done so just assume the actress is on board.
The length of this agreement (two years) validates the predetermined end of the show after season seven. Showrunner Matthew Weiner has been writing the show season-to-season and not much further beyond that, so it is conceivably possibly that an eighth season could be tacked on later although that is probably not going to happen given the series’ cast.