May 27th, 2011
04:11 PM ET
Don Draper just got himself a new job! "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm has revealed that he is getting ready to go behind the camera and direct the season 5 premiere of the hit AMC series.
“The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that happen,” he tells TVLine.
Hamm was inspired to try his hand at helming the show after seeing co-star John Slattery direct an episode. “I watched Slattery do it—and he handled it with such grace and ability and ease—I figured if he can do it, s—, I can do it too," he says.
Production on the new season will get underway in August, but Hamm will return to work a few weeks earlier to get ready for his directing gig.
"It’s a very exciting challenge that I’m looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement," he says.
Season 5 of "Mad Men" premieres in March 2012.
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