Everybody's proud and fucked up in this trailer for Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs

For as weird and enigmatic Matthew Weiner’s previews usually are, it sure seems like he’s giving us an awful lot of his upcoming Amazon series The Romanoffs ahead of time. The show premieres on October 12, and we’ve already got a couple of teasers and a full episode-by-episode breakdown (though that one was pretty…

Here's a predictably enigmatic breakdown of each episode of Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs 

As Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men follow-up The Romanoffs inches ever closer to its October 12 premiere, Amazon Prime has tried to entice us with the wattage of its stars rather than the stories themselves: Both a teaser and a trailer offer little beyond glimpses of the cast. That changes now (sort of), as Amazon just…

Here's our first good look at Matthew Weiner's sprawling, star-studded The Romanoffs

If you know anything about The Romanoffs, Matthew Weiner’s follow-up to Mad Men, it’s the preposterously loaded cast. In fact, the show’s only teaser trailer so far just showed an endless sea of names: Aaron Eckhart, Noah Wyle, Isabelle Huppert, Diane Lane, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Marthe…

Matthew Weiner's new series The Romanoffs gets a name-dropping teaser and an October premiere

Buzz has been steadily building up for more than a year now for The Romanoffs, the first new TV project from Emmy-drenched writer Matthew Weiner since his beloved Mad Men went off the air. Now, Amazon has finally revealed a premiere date for the new show—reportedly an anthology series about a variety of oddballs whose…

Former Mad Men writer accuses Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment 

Back in 2009, Gawker ran a story about Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner suddenly firing series staff writer Kater Gordon, a puzzling development given Gordon’s meteoric rise from Weiner’s personal assistant to Mad Men writers’ assistant to winning an Emmy alongside Weiner for the Mad Men season two episode “Meditations…

The first novel from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is perplexingly bad

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The Heather of Heather, The Totality is the daughter of Mark and Karen Breakstone, an unhappily married couple originally drawn together by his stability and her beauty. (She is “glaringly mismatched to his ugliness.”) Despite her parents’ loveless marriage, Heather grows up to be an intelligent and precocious child,…

Amazon kills David O.Russell's Mafia show over Weinstein connections

Like a game of “men who (allegedly) mistreated women” dominoes, the current scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Co., and the suspension of a top-level Amazon executive due to accusations of sexual harassment, appear to have come together tonight to take out David O. Russell’s long-in-the-works Mafia…

Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs adds Paul Reiser, Corey Stoll, and Salem's Janet Montgomery

Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon anthology The Romanoffs continues to pile in talent to fill out its world of eccentric characters, linked only by the fact that they all think they’re descended from the deposed Russian royal family. Today, the show reported that Girls’ Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, JJ Felid, Salem’s Janet…

Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Isabelle Huppert join Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is currently working on a new series, The Romanoffs, for Amazon Studios. The show has a delightfully weird premise: Told in anthology format, each episode will focus on a person in the present day who believes that they are descended from doomed Russian imperial family The Romanoffs, who…

Matthew Weiner’s first novel is coming out next year

When people try to describe the depth and scope of AMC’s now-concluded, much-mourned Mad Men, “novelistic” is one of the first words they usually reach for. Like The Wire or The Sopranos—where creator Matthew Weiner sharpened his teeth before making the jump to helming his own series—the show cast a wide net in its…

Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner is directing an episode of Orange Is The New Black

Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black is adding another big name to its lineup of high-profile episode directors, with news coming this week that Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner will be helming an episode of the show’s fourth season (presumably haunting morally complicated protagonist Piper Chapman with her memory of that…