Yesterday, AMC released a new poster for the impending return of Mad Men featuring a pair of Don Drapers. There were two ways to read that poster: This season would return the focus to the idea of Don’s double life, or this season would introduce Don’s heretofore unknown twin brother, Ron Draper, who would join Don in planning a wacky elaborate “Parent Trap” plot to finally get Roger and Joan together.
A new promo video released by AMC leans toward the former explanation. Although there’s no new video from the show, creator Matthew Weiner and the cast offer some intriguing hints. Jon Hamm says, “There are two parts of life: The part that is public and the part that is private.” Jessica Paré and Rich Sommer both appear in costume, confirming that Megan Draper and Harry Crane have officially entered the crazy-hair era of the late-’60s. Weiner promises “a lot of insight into Don, a new dynamic, and also people striving to grow up.” He also notes that the late ’60s were a time of great upheaval. Oh man, you guys, that episode about the Prague Spring is gonna be cray.
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