Award-winning Mad Men to return to BBC Four
The BBC announces today that Mad Men, the sexy, stylised and provocative drama that has won multiple awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series, will return to BBC Four for series two.
Created by Emmy Award-winning executive producer Matthew Weiner - writer and executive producer of The Sopranos - and produced by Lionsgate, the first series has been heralded by critics.
Acclaimed for the calibre of its writing and dramatic performances, Mad Men has been recognised for its authentic depiction of the advertising world of Sixties America.
In the second series, Mad Men will continue to blur the lines between good and bad, perception and reality. The world is moving in a new direction, can Sterling Cooper keep up?
Meanwhile the private life of Don Draper becomes complicated in a new way. What is the cost of his secret identity?
Executive produced and written by Weiner, characters returning to series two include the 2007 Golden Globe winner for Best Actor in a Drama Series Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones and Christina Hendricks, and guest stars John Slattery and legendary stage and screen star Robert Morse.
Mad Men also stars Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer and Bryan Batt.
Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Four, says: "We're very proud to have shown the first series of Mad Men on BBC Four, and are delighted to be able to bring the second series of this stylish and captivating series to its many British fans too."
Mad Men's first season claimed the following awards:
Golden Globe win for Best TV Drama Series
Golden Globe win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series (Jon Hamm)
AFI Awards named Mad Men "One of the Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs of 2007"
The series was acquired for BBC Four by Sue Deeks, Head of Series, BBC Programme Acquisition.
The second series of Mad Men will be shown on BBC Four next year.
The press said:
"Utterly brilliant. this could be one of the all-time greats." (The Observer)
"Terrific television. looks great, sounds great, and by golly, it is great." (Daily Mail Weekend)
"Extraordinary attention to detail.there's not a stick of furniture or cultural reference out of place." (Metro)
"Superbly crafted, observant period piece. Captivating, brutal and very funny." (Daily Telegraph, TV & Radio)
"Best new drama of the year. Cool and classy." (Daily Mirror, We Love Telly)
""BBC Four pulled off something of a coup." (Daily Telegraph, TV&Radio)