Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is nothing if not candidly honest. So, when asked by The Hollywood Reporter about AMC’s recent announcement to split up the final season of Mad Men, he made it very clear that the decision did not come from his end.
“It’s a strategy from the network and I was told about it,” he said. “I found a way to work with it. That’s all I can say. I think it’s an opportunity.”
As previously reported, the seventh Mad Men season will be divided into two parts. Part one, titled “The Beginning,” will air in spring 2014 while the second part, “The End of an Era,” is set for spring 2015.
The showrunner also noted that he will not be following the spin-off path of fellow AMC programs Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead.
“There’s no chance,” he said. “No judgment against anybody else—but this is it. This is the story. When it’s done, it’s done.”
On a lighter note, Weiner revealed a superstitious tradition that he’s held to over the course of the show’s run.
“I take a bath on Sunday morning, no matter what,” he claims. “I don’t mean that I never bathe, but I actually take a bath in a bathtub.”