When we look at what the small screen has to offer these days we cannot help but be impressed by the amount of great series that are around at the moment. One of the shows that has been a huge hit for the past few years is the AMC series Mad Men, which is coming to an end for good with its series finale.
Actor Jon Hamm has played the role of Don Draper in Mad Men since day one and has gone on to appear in 85 episodes of the show along the way. With the Mad Men series finale drawing ever nearer, Jon has spoken about the impending end, admitting that he will find the Mad Men series finale difficult.
Hamm told HuffPost, "It's been a big, big, big part of my life. I've got a lot of really good friends in the cast and crew. It's going to be tricky [to see it end]. I'm not going to say I wish it wouldn't end, because everything has to end, but it is what it is. We're going to have an emotional journey once we wrap it up. We'll walk away and lock the door."
When Jon Hamm first received the script for the pilot episode of Mad Men he admits that he was not hopeful for the new series. Jon says that he was not excited by the title of the show, while also admitting that the fact that it was airing on AMC was another negative in his mind.
Hamm added, "I remember picking it up. Mad Men: s****y title. AMC: network no-one’s ever heard of. Two strikes. Then I read it.” Fortunately the script impressed him and Jon couldn't wait to tell his girlfriend about it, “I said to her, ‘This is the best pilot I’ve ever read in my life.’ She’s going, ‘What?’ That’s never the response to a pilot. Sometimes, at best, you’re like, ‘Hey! It’s not terrible!’ And I just thought, ‘I have to be in this show.’ And thus began the long, winding road to getting cast," he continued.
The seventh season of Mad Men is currently airing on AMC and continues to air on Sunday nights at 10/9c, with the Mad Men season finale set to air in 2015.