Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men Followup For Amazon Gets a Teaser and Premiere Date

The Romanoffs will debut Oct. 12 on the streaming service

Each episode of The Romanoffs will feature a different location and cast. - Credit by Amazon Studios
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Amazon capped its appearance at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Los Angeles by releasing the first teaser and announcing a premiere date for The Romanoffs, which is Matthew Weiner’s first TV series since Mad Men ended in 2015.

The teaser, which lists part of the impressive cast from Weiner’s new show but contains no actual footage from the anthology series, reveals that The Romanoffs will debut on Oct. 12.

The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series, which is set around the world and features eight different stories about people who believe they are descendants of the Russian royal family.

The show was shot on location across three continents and seven countries.

Each episode will feature a new cast, with appearances from Noah Wyle, Diane Lane, Aaron Eckhart, Amanda Peet, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells and Mad Men alums Christina Hendricks and John Slattery.

The show has been in the works for more than two years, but Weiner was still tight-lipped about the project when he spoke with Adweek in 2016:

“I really don’t want to talk about it. I will talk about it when the time is right. I feel like interfering at this point in the process, it’s not good for any aspect of the show. It’s not like, “Oh, it’s so amazingly top secret!” It’s more like, I can’t work and have people saying, “Whatcha doing?” On Mad Men, we already had the pilot [completed] by the time we ever met a journalist.”

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV/Media Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.
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