Creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner has found his next TV project, which landed at The Weinstein Company and Amazon to air on the streaming service, in a $70 million commitment for eight-episode straight-to-series order. Series will be co-financed by TWC and Amazon.
Weiner will create and exec produce the untitled series. He’ll also serve as a director.
After a start in sitcoms, Weiner made his mark on HBO’s mob drama The Sopranos where he became a key writer, rising to executive producer and sharing in the series’ two best drama Emmy Awards. HBO (and a host of other networks) famously passed on his Mad Men before the period ad-agency drama found its way to AMC, then known mostly for its repeats of movie Westerns. Weiner has won a total of nine Emmys to date, 2 for The Sopranos and 7 for Mad Men.
“We are thrilled to be working with Matthew Weiner on his new project,” said Harvey Weinstein. “He is 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. We’re looking forward to creating the next big series with him.”