‘Mad Men’ Final Season Photos: The Whole Cast Has Landed, in Glorious Technicolor!
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All week long we’ve seen bits and pieces of the ‘Mad Men‘ final season cast come to light amid an airport setting, though a few key characters had apparently gone missing. Now, the full set of cast photos and promotional season 7 materials have arrived, looking brighter and more colorful than we’ve ever seen from the AMC drama.
While we know the promotional material won’t necessarily reflect the state we find the characters when season 7 premieres on April 13 (see: Fat Betty in season 5, skinny January Jones in promos), everyone at least appears in good, colorful health. Not only do we have our first look at Joan (Christina Hendricks) and the Draper-Francis family, but even Bert Cooper keeps kicking, while Pete looks like he could use a bit of Betty’s hair volume.
Keeping spoilers airtight, series creator Matthew Weiner previously told us about the final season that:
A lot of what we’re dealing with this season, and I won’t be too specific about it, is we’re acknowledging what happened to Don at the end of last season. That really did happen. He lost his job but also had a silent moment of reconciliation with his daughter. And he had that breakdown at the Hershey meeting where his anxiety was expressed as a confession. The consequences of that activity were kind of what we’re writing about on some level. What part is irrevocable? Just because you feel different doesn’t mean the world thinks you’re different. And it’s hard to prove that you changed or to know if you’ve really changed.
Specifically as the show comes to a close I was interested in the material versus the immaterial world. The world of money, ambition, possession and the concrete and not-so-concrete expressions of love. For Don it definitely seems like an acquisition on some level. And then the immaterial, which is that, on some level inside these characters there is a world beyond that that is not what we see. If those other needs are met, or not met, how will that affect them?
Hard to say what we’ll see by the April 13 premiere, but in the meantime check out the ‘Mad Men’ season 7 cast in all their technicolor glory below, and give us your predictions for the season in the comments!