10:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
Matthew Weiner Sets 'Mad Men' Reunion for Amazon Anthology 'The Romanoffs'
Matthew Weiner is getting some of the Mad Men gang back together.
The Emmy winner is set to reunite with 13 producers, writers, casting directors and costume designers from the acclaimed AMC drama for his forthcoming Amazon anthology The Romanoffs.
Among them are executive producer and writer Semi Chellas, co-executive producer Blake McCormick and consulting producers and writers Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton. Kriss Turner Towner (The Bernie Mac Show) and Kathy Ciric (Z: The Beginning of Everything) have also come on board as co-exec producers.
Other Mad Men alums working on The Romanoffs include director of photography Chris Manley, production designers Henry Dunn and Christopher Brown, and hair and makeup heads Theraesa Rivers and Lana Horochowski. The casting team includes Emmy winners Carrie Audino and Laura Schiff, as well as Kendra Clark. Famed Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant is attached and will work alongside Wendy Chuck (Spotlight).
In addition to creating the hourlong drama, Weiner is set to direct all eight episodes of the series, which hails from Amazon and Weinstein Television.
“It's an honor to be working with these exceptional storytellers and collaborators — many of whom I know from Mad Men — and all of whom are wonderful artists with incredible vision,” Weiner said. “We are all looking forward to bringing this unique project to life.”
The Romanoffs is a contemporary series set around the globe, centering on separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. The project will also star two Mad Men alums, Emmy nominees Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, as well as Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Jack Huston and Amanda Peet.
Weiner had already confirmed several of the returning names when speaking with The Hollywood Reporter about the series in March. "Of course I’d love to work with the people whom I worked with on Mad Men," he said at the time. "In terms of production, I’m going to try to get everybody who is available. They’re scattered to the winds with their success and, deservedly, their talent, but I’m basically trying to get every single person who was involved with that show. As I said when Mad Men ended, I want to work with these people for the rest of my life."
The Romanoffs is set debut on Amazon in 2018.