Jon Hamm to direct 'Mad Men' premiere
May 27th, 2011
04:11 PM ET

Jon Hamm to direct 'Mad Men' premiere

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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    May 28, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Marjorie Mezvinsky

    I am a Big loser and feel a connection to Peggy.

    May 28, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Myrna Band -Siesta Key

    Roger Sterling is wonderful perosn.

    May 28, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. David & Myrna Band-Siesta key

    Mike is very talented and we love him and the show.

    May 28, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. itsamemario

    Y all the hate? Hope he does a good job,,

    May 28, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. debbie

    Jon likes to get that fudjpacked in nice and tight.

    May 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 'Lish

    Anyone named JON just has to be a little light in his loafers. I wonder if his mom knew he was going to be a flamer when she named him that ?

    May 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. 'Lish

    Well this is going to be a genuine pile of crap. That Hamm needs to crawl back into his dumpster.

    May 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |

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