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Matthew Weiner sells new anthology series to Amazon

(Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
(Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is making the move to Amazon. Deadline reports that Weiner has signed a $70 million deal with the streaming service and The Weinstein Company, selling them on a new eight-episode drama. Details on the new show—including its name—are being kept under wraps, but it’s apparently an anthology series, taking place in multiple locations around the modern world.

Weiner’s kept busy since his celebrated AMC period drama concluded last May, directing an episode of Orange Is The New Black, chatting with the cast of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and writing a novel, Heather, The Totality, due out next year. Between his work on Mad Men and The Sopranos, he also remains one of the most decorated writers and producers currently working in TV, with six Outstanding Drama Series Emmys (and more for Outstanding Writing) to his name. Presumably, Amazon would like a little of that heat for itself, having only picked up its first consistent Emmy winner—Jill Soloway’s Transparentlast year.

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