Three videos and a photo shoot have popped up to whet our appetites for the Season Four premiere of Mad Men, coming July 25. The first one rounds up the actors, including Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks, talking about what we have to look forward to -- though truth be told, they are frustratingly mum. The second takes a stroll through costume designer Janie Bryant's closet for upcoming episodes. And a third is just a hilarious fan-vid of the show's best pickup lines.
And a tweet from cast member Rich Sommer makes it sound like it'll be amazing. Plus, he showed us the new cast photo. So there's that.
So let's take a stroll through the hints, peeks, and snippets that'll keep us going till the end of the month:
In the preview video, Matthew Weiner, the show’s creator, says, “We owe it to our audience never to repeat ourselves.” Jared Harris, the actor who plays Price, the British guy who defected to help the new firm take off, calls the Season 4 premiere “a new pilot.” The situations are so different -- the old business hierarchy is gone, a fresh new company is in place, and Don’s single! In other words, everything similar is gone.
Well, that’s not quite true. Weiner goes on to say that while the external world has changed for everyone, there’s still going to be continuity of character. We know these people. And as Hamm says, if there’s one thing we’ve learned from past seasons, it’s that “people don’t really change their ways.” A chilling thought in life, but a reassuring one when you’re waiting for your favorite show to return.
Beyond that, “it’s really hard to talk about,” Elizabeth Moss says, from behind what must be a really, really tight gag!
So we don’t have any coming attractions, but in the next video, we get a gander at some upcoming outfits. Not the same, but I’ll take what I can get. Bryant goes through some looks for the new season. Don Draper’s palette will get darker as his life takes a lonely turn; Peggy grows up a bit as her role expands from plaid wool. Betsy’s look remains as perfect as possible, and we see an exquisite mint-green suit in the Jackie O mold. Seriously, take a look. You’ll swoon.
This fan-made video collects the best seduction lines from several seasons ... including "Can I have some of your hair?" Yeesh. Give it a watch before your next go-round.
And finally, AMC has given us a paltry four photos from the upcoming season. Oy! I'll take what I can get, but how stingy can you get!
The countdown continues … tick tick tick tick DONDRAPER!
What are you looking forward to most in the new season of Mad Men?
Image via AMC.com