Amazon acquires international streaming rights to Mad Men

The show will begin streaming on the platform later this month.

Amazon has acquired the international streaming rights to acclaimed drama Mad Men.

The series left Netflix UK on 9th June 2020 due to the streamer’s exclusive deal with Lionsgate Television coming to an end.  

All 92 episodes will be available to stream on Prime Video UK later this month.

In the US, the rights for linear broadcast have gone to AMC (on which the show originally aired from 2007 to 2015) and it will also stream on Amazon’s IMBD TV

Set in the 1960s, Mad Men follows the complicated personal and professional lives of those who work at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency in New York City. 

Its ensemble cast includes Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser and January Jones. 

The show won a huge number of award throughout its run, including two BAFTAs and several Emmys, and is widely considered one of the best TV shows of all time.

It was also announced that the season 3 episode which features a scene of senior executive Roger Sterling (Slattery) performing in blackface will have a disclaimer put before it, warning about the racist and outdated attitudes of the time.

Source: Variety

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