We, the undersigned, respectfully request that Lionsgate and AMC complete their financial negotiations in regards to the series Mad Men, so production of Season 5 may begin as soon as possible. We are concerned that prolonging these negotiations could delay story lines and possibly even hurt the vivid integrity of Mad Men , which has been hailed as one of the Best Dramatic Series on Television.
One reason we love this drama is that it treats its viewers as adults. In the swampland of reality television and infotainment, Mad Men is the shining skyscraper above the muck. If you achieve an end to these negotiations soon, with compassion toward its creators and viewers, then it will, to paraphrase (character) Duck Phillips, “not just be a victory for us, but a victory for civilization”.
We understand that you have financial considerations in regards to Mad Men , but we want you to remember that this series is not only a joy for its watchers, but economic stability for all who contribute their talents to the creation of this show. We hope that Matt Weiner, and his excellent writers, actors, and production designers, can come back soon as the family that is Mad Men , and bring its devoted watchers the best new season yet.
This is Matt Weiner’s baby. Please let it grow and flourish. Soon.