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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner returns with Amazon anthology series

The streaming service has given a straight-to-series order for 8 episodes

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Matthew Weiner is going from the sharp-dressed ’60s to the present day. The Mad Men creator will return to the small screen with a contemporary anthology series set to stream on Amazon, EW has confirmed.

Amazon has given the project an eight-episode, straight-to-series order and will co-finance with the Weinstein Co.

Plot details have yet to emerge, though the show is expected to take place in multiple locations around the world. Weiner created the series and will write and executive produce, in addition to directing some episodes.

“In a time when there are so many options for entertainment, it’s been tremendous to see how Roy Price and Amazon have taken center stage by distinguishing themselves through bold choices,” Weiner said in a statement, referring to the Amazon Studios chief. “I am truly excited to have this opportunity to work with risk takers like them and Harvey and the Weinstein Company who have a proven, longstanding commitment to creative voices and innovation.”

In a statement from TWC, co-chairman Harvey Weinstein called Weiner “an incredible storyteller whose work on Mad Men elevated television and kick started a new era of innovative programming with compelling and addicting television content.” He added, “We’re looking forward to creating the next big series with him.”

Weiner has kept a fairly low profile since Mad Men concluded its acclaimed seven-season run in May 2015. He has, however, sold a novel and directed an episode of Orange Is the New Black.

Deadline first reported Weiner’s new project.