Fans of Mad Men, the long wait is almost at an end. Season 5 of AMC's highly-rated period drama kicks off this spring, having been gone from the airwaves for almost a year and a half while the studios that own and produce the show did battle with AMC TV and series creator Matthew Wiener in a highly-publicized board room brawl. However, with that unseemly business now behind us, we are once again free to delight in all the scandal and drama that Mad Men delivers so well.
And, judging from the Mad Men season 5 teaser trailer, a mix of scandal, drama and Draper will still be the cocktail the show serves in its new season.
Get a whiff of that familiar Don Draper (Jon Hamm) swagger in this new Mad Men season 5 trailer:
When last we left Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Don had made the impulsive decision to pop the question to his secretary, while Peggy Olson snagged a new account for herself and Betty found her old life fading away, leaving her lonely and unexpectedly unfulfilled.
Where and how season 5 picks up is anybody's guess - though since the season 4 finale was titled 'Tomorrowland', and heralded many portents of how life would progress for these characters, it's only natural to assume that the season 5 premiere (which will be directed by Jon Hamm) would jump to some point in the future, rather than pick up right after the events in the season 4 finale. In fact, if Matthew Wiener's previous comments about the Mad Men series finale are to be believed, we could potentially be in for a bigger time jump than we may think.
We'll know soon enough when Mad Men returns to AMC on Sunday March 25, 2012.