Right now, just like in Hollywood, the popular thing to do seems to be to copy what is popular. AMC is already creating a spinoff series for Breaking Bad centered on Saul Goodman and now the same talk is trickling down to he network’s other hit show Mad Men. According to series creator Matt Weiner, as badly as AMC may want a Mad Men spinoff, he won’t allow one to happen.
Per an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
“There’s no chance,” he told THR with a smile. “No judgment against anybody else — but this is it. This is the story. When it’s done, it’s done.”
In that same interview with THR, Weiner addressed the decision to split the final season into two parts spread over two years. While he’s not coming out against the decision, Weiner hinted that he wasn’t initially fully on board with the idea but has found a way to make it work.
“It’s a strategy from the network and I was told about it. .. I found a way to work with it. That’s all I can say. I think it’s an opportunity.”
So while he will be following Breaking Bad in splitting the final season into two parts, Weiner won’t be following the show down the spinoff route. It doesn’t sound like there is a very good chance of Weiner changing his mind which means the end of Mad Men may be even better knowing there is nothing coming after it.