Mad Men creator reuniting with Hendricks and Slattery

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From Digital Spy

The creator of Mad Men is reuniting with two of his chief players for his brand new Amazon series The Romanoffs.

Matthew Weiner has enlisted Christina Hendricks and John Slattery (aka Joan Harris and Roger Stirling) for the show as guest stars, according to Variety.

All they need to do now is rope in the likes of Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss – though we imagine they may be quite busy at the moment.

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Photo credit: AMC

The show has been commissioned for eight episodes on Amazon Prime, after the streaming giant bought the rights for a whopping $70 million. The series will also star Isabelle Huppert, Jack Huston, Amanda Peet and Marthe Keller.

The Romanoffs will follow the lives of various characters around the globe, all of whom believe they are descended from the Russian royal family, who ruled the country until the Bolsheviks took power in 1917.

Mad Men, meanwhile, finished its seven season run in 2015 after becoming a huge TV phenomenon. However, the ending was divisive among fans, although Weiner has since defended it.

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Photo credit: PA Images

Speaking of his latest series, the showrunner explained: "In a time when there are so many options for entertainment, it's been tremendous to see how Roy Price and Amazon have taken centre stage by distinguishing themselves through bold choices.

"I am truly excited to have this opportunity to work with risk takers like them and Harvey and The Weinstein Company who have a proven, longstanding commitment to creative voices and innovation."

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